Category Archives: Investing

Why Inflation Is Your Enemy

Everyone knows about inflation, right?  It's causes the prices of things to go up over time.  When you're in your working and saving years, this isn't a huge deal and isn't always very noticeable.  Why is that?  Because while you're working, your pay is most likely going up every year, often at a rate greater…
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46% Of Millennials Think They Need $1000 To Start Investing. Is That True?

This is an interesting article by Emmie Martin with CNBC (with a few tweaks of my own). Many millennials may be hesitant to invest in the stock market out of fear of another collapse, but there's also a strong contingent who simply don't know that they're eligible to start. A recent survey from financial services app Twine found that…
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Escaping 401K Fees

It is not well known that many 401K plans can be expensive for investors to keep money inside of.  Most employees never see the real cost of owning mutual funds through their 401K, and in fact, most people think of it as a FREE benefit from their employer.  This is completely understandable since your employer is often matching…
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Motorcycles and Mud Holes

This last weekend I took my four boys out to ride motorcycles on a dirt track.  This is one of their favorite things to do, going fast and getting dusty.  The dirt track we rode at had some drainage issues that created a few problem areas.  The water had collected in low spots and turned…
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What is the Difference Between a Stockbroker and a Registered Investment Advisor?

Many people wonder, "What is the difference between a stockbroker and a registered investment advisor?"  In the financial world today, there are basically two types of advice available to investors, brokerage accounts and advisory accounts.  Unfortunately, most investors don't know the difference between these two kinds of advice.  In fact, most aren't aware that there is a difference. In…
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Time To March Forth!

That's right, today is March 4th, the only call to action day of the year.  It's a day to get things done, to check some things off your list, to start moving forward.  I love this day, March 4th, because it reminds me that I need to continue to MARCH FORTH and achieve my goals. What have you been putting…
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