Most people concerned about their credit score only focus on their FICO number. As a result many throw away good money when they sign up for products and services the company sells. Don’t get me wrong – the company that sells the FICO score (Fair Isaac) is honest and fair as far as I know. […]
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.
If you are toying with the idea of buying individual stocks it’s important to understand the pros and cons. The best way to master that knowledge is to compare individual stocks to the alternative – mutual funds. Let’s go through those differences now and then dive deeper into how to find the best stocks that fit […]
This guide will change your life if any of the following conditions describe you: a. You want to understand how mutual funds really work so you don’t make a bonehead mistake. b. It’s important that you avoid stinky funds and identify good candidates from which to select your investments so your money works and secures […]
You’re a smart cookie if you want to understand the ins and outs of index funds and ETFs. They are exploding in popularity and this is an area that is bound to grow more and more over the coming years. But in order to understand the world of index funds and ETFs it’s important to […]
In order to become a great investor you have to understand how all investments work more or less – even the crappy ones like annuities. I apologize for being so opinionated. Let’s first look at how these stink-balls work. Then you can decide yourself. What Is An Annuity? An annuity is a deposit with an […]
What You’ll get from This Guide By the time you finish reading this guide, you’ll know the best type of brokerage firm to use and which specific broker to open your account with. In short, you’ll be prepared to open and fund your brokerage account knowing you made the best decision possible. Where to open […]