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How to Buy Bitcoin and Other Interesting Cryptocurrency Facts

How to Buy Bitcoin and Other Interesting Cryptocurrency Facts

By in Advanced Investing, Guest Post | 0 comments

This guest post is not an endorsement for buying into the speculative cryptocurrency markets. This comprehensive article is for those of you interested in this new asset class. Personally, I’m a late adopter and prefer to invest in more traditional instruments. Yet, this article is for those of you who want to learn about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies-how to buy, where to store, what are the differences and more.  Owning Bitcoin and other altcoins seems to be a daunting task but many people just need to take the first step. The first step is to simply choose to go...

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How to Get Rich Without Winning the Lottery

How to Get Rich Without Winning the Lottery

By in Budget, Investing, Personal Finance | 5 comments

Wealth Building Road Map; How to Get Rich-Without Winning the Lottery I’m pained every time I stop by the neighborhood drug store and see the folks scratching off the lottery tickets. You’re as likely to get rich “investing” in lottery tickets as you are to get killed by lightning. How to Get Rich Without Winning the Lottery will lead you on a step by step path to become a millionaire. The book is filled with actionable tips to slash costs and ways to build wealth automatically.  Would you like a “get rich” approach without hyperbole? This is not a get rich...

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I Need to Invest Now! Robot or DIY? And More Finance Reads

I Need to Invest Now! Robot or DIY? And More Finance Reads

By in Links, Personal Finance | 0 comments

Should I Invest on My Own or Go Robo? And More Inspiring Financial Reads Robo-advisors are exploding across the investment landscape. These digital investment advisors are competing with human financial advisors for investment dollars and pushing down fees. Consumers benefit by greater choice and lower fees. But, are you better off investing on your own, or going digital? The Old School Passive Investing Approach Followers of the passive index fund investing strategy strive to match market returns by investing in a diversified portfolio of low-fee index mutual or exchange traded funds. This approach was initially introduced in 1975 when...

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What are Index Funds and Asset Classes Investing?

What are Index Funds and Asset Classes Investing?

By in Asset Allocation, Bond, Investing, Mutual Funds, Stocks | 4 comments

List of Index Funds + Basic Investing Guide Part 4 of Best Investing Method Series This investing series: Best Investing Method using asset classes is based upon the work of Nobel Prize winner Eugene Fama. Fama tested and popularized investing strategies based upon the efficient market hypothesis. In Part 1: What is the Best Investing Method?, you learned the important research behind simple investing with a diversified asset classes portfolio. Part 2: Outlined the 8 Steps to Creating a Diversified Asset Classes Portfolio. In Part 3: In Diversification Strategy; How to Figure out my Risk Tolerance you determined your risk...

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Are Stock Markets Efficient or Not?

Are Stock Markets Efficient or Not?

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Investing, Reader Question, Stocks | 13 comments

Is the Stock Market Efficient or Not? Investing Question Answered Moneycone.com asked, “Are markets efficient or not?” After spending a few minutes thinking about how I would tackle this widely researched topic, I decided to do what any researcher would do, I went to google and typed in, “Are markets efficient or not?” 300 million responses later I am no less daunted. This question is one of the most widely debated investing questions. What is the Efficient Market Hypothesis? The efficient market hypothesis was created by Noble prize winner, Eugene Fama. According to Morningstar.com the efficient market hypothesis is:...

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