I have long flouted the "rules" of personal finance blogging, since I've been a staunch believer that it's not always necessary to pay off debt as quickly as possible. This is a stance that has earned ... Read More about Why I Still Have Debt — And I Don’t Plan to Retire It Early
Have you ever seen those commercials on TV that tell you how much money you will “save” if you buy their product or service? It’s been said that only in America can a person save money by spending it. ... Read More about Are You Investing in Assets – or in Stuff?
A lot of people would like nothing better than to be able to retire early. But early retirement presents special challenges. When preparing for early retirement it’s important to do some contingency ... Read More about 4 Threats to Your Early Retirement Plans – And What To Do About Them
Update: May 2017. TradeKing has been acquired by Ally Bank and is now known as Ally Invest. Ally Invest offers the same great pricing and features as TradeKing, and also offers the ability for ... Read More about Ally Invest Promotions (Formerly TradeKing)
It sometimes seems that nearly everyone is looking for some foolproof method to beat the market and earn a lot more return on their investments. This can include investing in actively managed funds, ... Read More about 7 Reasons Why Most of Your Money Should be in Index Funds
It’s generally thought that commodities are the best hedge against inflation, but is that really true? It actually depends on the kind of inflation we’re dealing with. Sometimes commodities can fill ... Read More about Are Commodities Really an Inflation Hedge?
As a rule, I’m not big on predictions – mine or anyone else’s. But I'm going to stick my neck out here, and say that the Dow Jones Industrial Average will probably blow past the 20,000 mark in ... Read More about Five Reasons Why the Dow Will Probably Blow Past the 20,000 Mark in 2015
We often think of investing as a “grown up” thing to do. Many of us don’t think about letting our kids invest. However, this can be a mistake. Now is the perfect time to help your child start ... Read More about 3 Reasons to Help Your Child Invest
If you look at the portfolio of most successful dividend investors, chances are you will see plenty of stocks from companies that you may already know. For example, long time dividend paying stocks ... Read More about How to Invest in IT Stocks that Pay Dividends
Of all of the various employee benefits, 401(k) plans are right up there with health insurance as the most important. But what do you do if you’re unhappy with your 401(k) plan? You may think that ... Read More about What To Do If You’re Unhappy With Your 401(k) Plan Options