basis point

Investor Facts: What Is A Basis Point?

A basis point is a mathematical term that means 1/100th of 1%. Basis points are a way to discuss hundredths of a percent. If you cut 1% into a hundred … Read more

Posted on November 24, 2017 by
frugality

Frugality Is The First Step Toward Financial Success

You’ve probably hard that you should save more. And you’re heard that the best way is to “pay yourself first.” Paying yourself first is actually the easy part. If you … Read more

Posted on September 29, 2017 by
long-term investing

Essentials of Powerful Long-Term Investing

“It takes money to make money.” You know the saying, but when it comes to investing the truth is a bit more complex. Yes, it takes initial capital to make an investment. … Read more

Posted on May 30, 2014 by

How To Invest Money In Volatile Markets

Wondering how to invest money in volatile markets? The answer is disarmingly simple — don’t wonder, just invest. The reason why is market timing risk. People like to think that they can … Read more

Posted on July 19, 2013 by
how to invest in stock

How To Invest In Stock For Retirement

A fundamental building block of a successful retirement portfolio is stocks. How to invest in stock, however, is a tricky question. Beginning investors are met with a range of possibilities, … Read more

Posted on July 17, 2013 by
what is an index fund

What Is An Index Fund? Investing Basics

What is an index fund? The name implies the answer, but there are some fundamental concepts to understand before buying an index fund as an investment. For instance, while indexing … Read more

Posted on July 12, 2013 by
what is investment management

What Is Investment Management? A Primer

Once you begin to save up a little money, the next step is to figure out how to invest it. There’s a strong case to be made for investing in … Read more

Posted on July 5, 2013 by
financial planning

Five Signs You Really Need Financial Planning

Financial planning is one of those tremendously off-putting topics, at least for some. If you don’t already find budgeting and investing interesting, it sounds like drudge work. Yet you should … Read more

Posted on July 3, 2013 by
risky etfs

Three Risky ETFs: Protect Yourself Now

A lot of ink has been spilled over the past few weeks about risky ETFs. It’s turning into a branding problem, since most people associate exchange-traded funds with lower, not higher, risk. … Read more

Posted on July 2, 2013 by
what is an etf

What Is An ETF? Three Simple Answers

An extraordinary number of retirement investors find themselves asking “What is an ETF?” Extraordinary because many of them are investors in these funds, whether they realize it or not. An … Read more

Posted on June 28, 2013 by