Executive Summary: After you study this guide, you should be able to plot out an investment plan that is tailor made for your specific situation using low-cost mutual funds and ETFs. This guide includes unique ideas on how to funds, when to buy them and when to sell them. Keep in mind that I am […]
They don’t teach investing in school. It’s no wonder that so few of us really understand how investments work, what mutual funds are and how to select the right investments for our unique situation.
The following articles explain how the stock market, mutual funds, annuities,stocks and bonds work in plain English. They demystify investing and empower you to make better investing decisions for you and your family.
Lately major stock market indexes have hit dizzying heights. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average both reached several new records recently. While this is very exciting for investors today, it is actually very sobering. I say that because if you bought a Nasdaq index fund back in 2000, it took 15 long years […]
If you have bad credit, you might make it a policy to avoid borrowing whenever possible. That’s usually doable when it comes to credit cards and other consumer loans, like those used to purchase furniture. But auto loans can be unavoidable. That’s because you probably need a car in order to get to and from […]
Regardless of what business you are in, there are times when money becomes tight. During those tough periods, you might be tempted to lean on easy sources of cash like credit cards to get you through. I met a woman a few weeks ago who did just that during the 2008 financial crises. She was […]
If you are like most people I know, you might find it difficult to get out of the starting blocks when it comes to finances. Sometimes it’s hard enough just to pay the bills without going into debt. It’s tough to imagine having enough extra money to put aside for the future. You know it’s […]
If you dabble in ETF investments you’re going to hear more and more about actively managed ETFs in the coming years. But what are they and are they smart investments? Let’s take a look under the hood and find out. ETFs and Actively Managed ETFs Just to refresh your memory, ETF stands for Exchange Traded […]