retirement investing

Retirement Investing And Four-Letter Words

The four-letter word that comes to mind most quickly when one thinks of retirement investing is probably “save” followed quickly by “more.” But I have another word in mind — … Read more

Posted on August 27, 2014 by
bull market

Worried About The Bull Market? Don’t Be

Traders like to say that bull markets “climb a wall of worry.” What they mean is that bad news is a constant and, often, unrelated to a rising market. Sure, … Read more

Posted on August 25, 2014 by
diversification

Isn’t Diversification Just Giving Up?

Diversification is one of those investing ideas people like to say makes sense but few really put into practice. Which is a shame, because it’s a powerful retirement tool. People dismiss diversification … Read more

Posted on August 22, 2014 by
compound interest

Compound Interest: Grow Your Retirement Lily Pads

Compound interest is one of the trickier concepts in retirement investing. People profess to understand it but often fail to grasp the real investing power behind the math. It’s not as … Read more

Posted on August 20, 2014 by
traditional ira

What Is A Traditional IRA? Investing Basics

The short and sweet answer is that an IRA is an individual retirement account. What throws people, sometimes, is that an IRA is often better described by what it’s not. It’s not … Read more

Posted on August 18, 2014 by
rebalancing

How Rebalancing Puts Cash In Your Pockets

Most people understand pretty well how investing works, or at least they think they do. Buy low, sell high, right? And that’s true — over the long run of an … Read more

Posted on August 15, 2014 by
questions to ask your financial advisor

5 Questions To Ask Your Financial Advisor

Chances are, if you have a some money in the markets or in an IRA, you have a broker or, perhaps, a financial advisor. It’s probably someone assigned to you … Read more

Posted on August 13, 2014 by
retire with a million

How Ordinary People Retire With A Million Dollars

It’s something of a mythical number, $1 million. We use it decide who is “rich” and who is not. “Oh, they can afford that. They’re millionaires.” It’s only in the … Read more

Posted on August 11, 2014 by
invest

You Should Be Investing Like A Kid Again

The wonderful thing about youth is how limitless it feels. Unaware and uncompromised by the realities of risk, we are more daring when we are young. We also fall down … Read more

Posted on August 8, 2014 by
investing cost

How Investing Cost Eats Half Of Your Gains

We all love a bargain, but a funny thing happens when we go to buy. Fear kicks in. What if the product or service we are considering falls short of … Read more

Posted on August 8, 2014 by