Investing Articles for Beginners and Pros Alike

Here you'll find our articles on investing. We cover everything from asset allocation to mutual fund selection to investing in 401k, IRA and other retirement accounts. The goal is to help you become a better, more successful investor.

How to Use a Health Savings Accounts to Save For Retirement

I‘ve recently received a couple of emails from readers about Health Savings Accounts. One comes from Robert, who writes: I would like you to cover HSAs in the future podcast. We just started using one, and we are getting confused and occasionally tripped up by some of the rules. And a podcast listener named Patrick […]

Published or Updated: October 24, 2016

Is Betterment or Vanguard Better for Your Money?

I recently received an email from a reader name Shameer. His message prompted a great question, which I wanted to share with you all: “Would you suggest having my SEP IRA at Betterment or Vanguard? It’s new, I have no money in there now. But I wanna choose and be done with it. I’m listening […]

Published or Updated: October 17, 2016

Why You Need to Worry About Asset Protection Planning

Evan Gautier

At its core, asset protection planning is about keeping your money and property safe from those who might take it from you via the legal system. Commonly, people engage in asset protection planning to minimize risk of loss from potential litigation, divorce, or to protect against would be creditors. In this article, we’ll cover asset […]

Published or Updated: October 10, 2016

Real Estate Versus Stocks: Where Should Your Nest Egg Go?

There is a debate that comes up often when discussing long-term investing. Are real estate ventures or stocks the better choice for investing, either for early retirement or financial freedom? Let’s take a look at the rates of return on investment in both stocks and real estate, and see how they compare. The Long-term Performance […]

Published or Updated: September 21, 2016

How to Access Traditional Funds In Early Retirement

Evan Gautier

Saving for retirement can be one of those things that is simple, but not easy. If you are like most people, you probably spend a lot of time and energy worrying about getting the money into your retirement accounts in the first place and haven’t considered how you’ll get it out. In practice, adequately funding […]

Published or Updated: September 20, 2016

Can I Retire Yet? How This Book Can Help You Answer

Chris Mamula

Can I retire yet? It is a question you have likely asked yourself, or will eventually ask. For some of us approaching the decision, it is a question we ask daily. Finding the right answer for you is vital. If you are overly optimistic and retire too soon, you risk running out of money before […]

Published or Updated: July 31, 2016

Should You Invest While You Are in Debt?

Aliyyah Camp

So, you owe some money. Whether it’s credit cards, school loans, or a car loan (or all three), you know you need to pay off your debt. At the same time, investment opportunities seem so attractive, particularly if your employer matches 401k contributions. You only have so much money to devote to either one, so […]

Published or Updated: July 24, 2016

How to Make Money with Motif Investing for Beginners

Aliyyah Camp

If you keep up with financial happenings, you’ve probably heard about the new online brokerage, Motif Investing. You may have read about it in CNBC’s 50 Disruptor Companies of 2016 with its novel concept of investing in ideas. So, how exactly do you go about making money with Motif Investing? Here’s a beginner’s guide that […]

Published or Updated: July 9, 2016

Want to Start Investing? These Apps Will Make It Easy

Mark Hull

With the advent of internet trading platforms and Robo-advisors, it’s easier than ever to connect into the world of online investing. In spite of an abundance of resources, though, people still find themselves struggling just to get started. If you’ve never invested but would like to try, the world of investing apps is a safe […]

Published or Updated: July 22, 2016

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