How to Win with Mutual Funds

In our last post we talked about different ways to invest in cash, bonds and stocks. For stocks and bonds these included individual investments as well as mutual funds and ETFs. In this post we’re going to dive deeper into the world of mutual funds. Boring you say? If you want to be a successful…

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Ways to Invest

Stock from the Walt Disney Company. One of the ways to invest in individual stocks

There are lots of ways to invest and some are good for your financial health. But others can represent pretty poor investments. With this post we’ll talk about ways to invest in the three essential investments we’ve already been discussing: cash, bonds, and stocks. A quick note before we begin: I’ll mention a bunch of…

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Risky Business! What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You!

Risky business - long-term fluctuation in the stock market

When we discussed the Three Essential Investment Types, we talked about some of the risks that come with each of these investments. That was an overview and worth going back to review these risks. But If you’re going to invest confidently you need to understand broader investment risks. Because investing is rewarding. But it can…

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What is a Market, Anyway?

The front of the New York Stock Exchange

In my last post we looked at different investment categories and I started talking about risk. Risk is a really big deal and it could use a lot of extra discussion. So, as I began to write a post about the different kinds of perils you face in investing, the concept of market risk came…

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The Three Essential Investment Types

A blank stock certificate. Stocks are one of the three essential investment types you can choose from.

Now, let’s start to talk about investing, starting with the three essential investment types! Knowing your investing goal is critical because saving for something two or three years from now is different than saving for something 20 or 30 years from now. So, let’s assume that you’ve done that goal-setting work, and talk about the…

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