Monthly Archives: September 2015

SHOULD YOU BUY A HOUSE OR KEEP RENTING (AS REPORTED BY TIMOTHY B. LEE ON WWW.VOX.COM)

Many people believe that it is always better to buy a home rather than rent, as long as you can afford it. We’re taught at a young age that one of the best investments most people can make is to purchase a home. But these days, it is becoming more clear that renting is sometimes […]

HOW TO INVEST IN INDEX FUNDS (AS REPORTED BY WILLIAM COWIE OF WWW.GETRICHSLOWLY.ORG)

A popular way to invest your money, for those people cautious about picking stocks or putting too much of their money in one place, are index funds. Index funds are passive funds, as opposed to actively managed mutual funds, whose performances are closely tied to the performance of a given index. Indexes are groups of […]

PERSONAL FINANCE 101: WHAT IS A CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT? (AS REPORTED BY SAUNDRA LATHAM ON WWW.THESIMPLEDOLLAR.COM)

Certificates of Deposit, commonly referred to as CDs, are a type of account or investment vehicle sold by banks and other financial institutions. They are unique in many ways to regular savings or checking accounts, as well as other investment vehicles, like stocks and bonds. For savers who want to earn higher interest rates on […]

GIFTING AN INTEREST IN INVESTING (AS REPORTED BY ALICE TRUONG ON WWW.QZ.COM)

It’s common for parents to open savings accounts for their children at a young age. Whether they are meant to cover future education costs or just put funds away so that the child has a little money when they come of age, it’s a smart way to get kids started on the right track. A new […]