As our series on mutual funds continues, they are probably sounding like a pretty good way to save and invest, but remember there are always at least two sides to every story, so let’s now examine the disadvantages. The biggest disadvantage of using mutual funds for your investments is the… Read more »
Continuing our discussion of mutual funds, let’s review their advantages. Investing in mutual funds is easier, less risky, takes less time, and costs less cash than investing in individual stocks or bonds.
Let’s continue our discussion of mutual funds by examining their risk / reward characteristics we discussed in a prior post. This will help you determine the types of investments that are best for which savings goals. See our introduction to mutual funds here.
In our last blog post we discussed the fundamentals of investing based upon risks versus rewards. Now we can move into the interesting topics dealing with what kinds of investments should we consider. Let’s skip over stocks and bonds with just the simple point that while there are many kinds… Read more »
Let’s move into a new topic we haven’t explored in detail before – investing. This will help with our two New Year’s resolutions dealing with saving for goals and make investing easy. Your different savings goals need different investments. Your short-term savings like emergency fund and home down payment should… Read more »
This is our third of four recommended New Year’s resolutions that together form the foundation of the Financial Guide to Life personal finance principles. Investing is a big topic that we will cover more thoroughly in the future, but for now let’s explore how easy it can be if you… Read more »