Bond Funds May Not Be as Risk-Free As You Think

With the stock market largely stalled since May – albeit in record territory – nervousness is developing by investors wondering which direction it will go in from here. That kind of doubt breeds a natural inclination to seek out investment alternatives. One such alternative, traditionally, has been bonds. But since so few people fully understand […]

Nervous About Stocks? Here’s What You Can Do About It

Nervous about the stock market

This is something of a tense time if you’re a stock market investor. After hitting record levels this past spring, the market is now languishing just below peak, and has been for months. Meanwhile, the prospect of the Federal Reserve tapering it’s purchases of mortgage securities and federal government debt has caused interest rates to […]

E*Trade Online Brokerage Account Review


E*Trade is one of the oldest and well-known online stock brokers in the US. E*Trade is an award winning brokerage firm and offers a wide variety of investing tools, resources, and features that place it among the leaders among both full service brokerages and discount brokerage firms. More importantly, E*Trade is affordable, with a commission […]

Top 7 Common Investing Mistakes to Avoid

Common investing mistakes to avoid

People often think that there is some sort of magic formula when it comes to investing. If that were true we’d all be millionaires! Some genius entrepreneur somewhere would publish the formula and make billions (not millions) from selling it. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but there is no magic formula and […]

5 Real Estate Investing Mistakes to Avoid

Real Estate Investing Mistakes to avoid

Real estate investing is fraught with pitfalls. While many landlords swear by their real estate investing business, there are others who struggle, finding it difficult to turn a profit. If you want to invest in real estate, it’s important to plan ahead, and to avoid the following 5 real estate investing mistakes: 1. Believing that […]