“Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.” Walt Whitman Walt Whitman would fit in well with the “simplicity-frugal movement” of today. And the famous Walden Pond, by Thoreau inspired me to appreciate the simplest pleasures in life. Both Whitman and Thoreau’s writing exude self possession, contentment, and the joy of living. This may sound a bit idealistic, but in the last reality, isn’t it really what most of us look for; wealth in life, not just money.
Pay off my mortgage or invest, which is better? Consider investment returns and personal preference when deciding whether to pay off your mortgage.
Easy to grasp primer about options as a conservative investing strategy. Learn about Covered Calls and Protective Puts.
The world of investing is already diverse: all you have to do is build a portfolio with a mix of asset classes, and you’re well on your way to meeting your financial goals… right? Maybe not. There are a multitude of new investment opportunities popping up, including many accredited investor opportunities. Find out how to become an accredited investor (or qualified investor) and whether these opportunities might be for you.
Before creating a portfolio, you need an asset allocation strategy. Specifically, you need to know whether to allocate your assets
“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 and has $65,000 in an individual acct and $50,000 in both Roth and rollover IRA. There are so many funds to choose from and I feel overwhelmed. Any suggestions would be helpful.”
Quicken vs. Personal Capital: Which One Will Handle Your Money Better? The one thing that every successful person does is properly manage their finances. To help you make the best financial management software choice, read this Quicken vs. Personal Capital review. You’ll get an in depth look at the features of the free Personal Capital financial manager and the paid Quicken program, along with pros and cons of both. Find out which is the best for you.