Category Investing

MONEY MISTAKES WE MAKE WHEN WE’RE YOUNG (AS REPORTED BY MIRANDA MARQUIT ON WWW.MONEYNING.COM)

All Americans, whether they go to college or not, are expected at some point to have the wisdom and experience necessary to make intelligent life decisions. When it comes to managing money, too often we are expected to make decisions before we have the skills or training to do so. And that’s why so many […]

Rethinking Stocks for Your Retirement (as reported by Walter Updegrave on money.cnn.com)

Warren Buffett, one of the world’s most widely respected investors, recommends that those saving for retirement invest 90% of their nest egg in stocks and 10% in short term government bonds. But depending on your tolerance for risk, and how close you are to retirement age, that may be a little too risky for most […]

50/20/30 Budget Rule (as reported by blog.mint.com)

Budgeting can be a difficult skill to learn for most people. As humans, we have a natural tendency to value the present over the future. And so when we begin making money, we would rather spend it than save it. A simple rule can help you begin to think differently. The 50/20/30 Rule (or 50/20/30 […]

Poor Investment Choices (as reported by John Aziz on theweek.com)

There are big differences between the way rich people invest their money and the way poor people invest their money. Some of this has to do with taste or accessibility, but some of it unfortunately has to do with awareness. Rich people, it seems, are simply more aware of the investment options which historically outperform […]

INVESTING MYTHS BUSTED (AS REPORTED BY MIRANDA MARQUIT ON WWW.MONEYNING.COM)

Everyone starts out with no investing experience. And so a lack of familiarity with the process is not a good excuse for choosing not to invest or putting it off indefinitely. It’s not too complicated or too risky for you. We all have a duty to ourselves to save and invest for the future. So […]

LIQUIDITY: THE GOOD AND THE BAD (AS REPORTED BY CHARLES D. ELLIS ON BLOG.WEALTHFRONT.COM)

When you hear people talk about liquidity, they are talking cash or investments that can easily be turned into cash in the short term. Liquidity is important to the individual investor for a number of reasons, such as money available for an emergency or protection from a short term downturn in the stock market. But […]

INVESTING APPS (AS REPORTED BY HEATHER LONG ON MONEY.CNN.COM)

The now-dated iPhone ads used to tell us that “there’s an app for that.” Today, there are some excellent apps out there to help you manage your money. CNN Money recently put together a list of the 10 best investing apps. From tools that will help you learn how to invest your money, to automated […]