Mutual Funds

What to Do With a Pay Raise

What to Do With a Pay Raise

By in Economics, Investing, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance, Retirement | 4 comments

Wages Finally Up-How to Supersize the Pay Raise After the 2008-2009 recession, it seemed like jobs and wages would never turn around. If you were lucky enough to have a job, then you were doing the work of two employees and afraid to ask for a raise. Working harder for the same money. And you wondered if this is the “new normal”. As this is not my first...

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How to Choose Mutual Funds? Reader Question

How to Choose Mutual Funds? Reader Question

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Bond, Investing, Mutual Funds, Reader Question, Stocks, Wealth | 10 comments

John, a loyal reader wants the answer to this common question:  How to Choose Mutual Funds “I would like your opinion and advice on how I should allocate my investments and my daughter’s investments among mutual funds. Both our accounts are with Fidelity. I am 56 and plan to retire at 60. I have $400,000 in IRAs (Traditional and Roth). My daughter is 24...

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Why I Used to Invest in Individual Stocks + Now I Don’t

Why I Used to Invest in Individual Stocks + Now I Don’t

By in Links, Money Management, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance | 6 comments

Recommended Investing and Money Articles and Links Many years ago, I was terrified of the stock market. I thought it would steal all of your money. With depression-era parents, the anecdotal information about the stock market crash of 1929 seemed frightening. I believed that you could lose all of your money if you invested in the stock market. I started investing in...

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The Magic of Compounding-Get Rich While You Sleep

The Magic of Compounding-Get Rich While You Sleep

By in Automatic Saving, Investing, Mutual Funds, Saving, Stocks, Wealth | 11 comments

What is the Magic of Compounding? “Everyone has the brainpower to follow the stock market. If you made it through fifth-grade math, you can do it.” Peter Lynch    One of the greatest investors of our time attests to the simplicity of investing in the stock market. Read this post and find out why. Following is the “Cliff Notes” version of why you need to put...

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Should I Contribute to a Roth IRA or a 401(k), if I Can’t Fund Both?

Should I Contribute to a Roth IRA or a 401(k), if I Can’t Fund Both?

By in Investing, Money Management, Mutual Funds, Reader Question, Retirement, Tips | 2 comments

6 Step Plan to Decide Where to Invest for Retirement Monica from MonicaOnMoney.com asks; Should I contribute to a Roth IRA or a 401(k), if I can’t fund both? (Thanks for answering, I love this idea for your blog) This is a common question for those just starting out. A 20-something, in her first job is automatically enrolled in her workplace 401(k) program. That’s a...

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Get Rid of Money Stress with Free Text

Get Rid of Money Stress with Free Text

By in Asset Allocation, Automatic Saving, Bond, Budget, Debt, Inflation, Insurance, Investing, Mind and Money, Money Management, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance, Retirement, Saving, Stocks, Tips | 0 comments

You Can Live Without Money Stress Click here to get FREE investing book. It will reduce money stress + build wealth A recent Amercian Psychological Association Survey found that Money is the leading stressor for Americans. In spite of the finding that overall stress in the U.S. is at a seven year low and average stress levels are falling, money stress continues to...

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