Investing

Is a 10% Return Good or Bad? How Are Your Investments Performing?

Is a 10% Return Good or Bad? How Are Your Investments Performing?

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Are Your Investment Returns Good or Bad? Do you know how well your investments are performing? Are you wondering if a 10% return is good or bad? Do you know the annual rate of return of your investments? What about how well your investments are performing when compared with a standard benchmark? Ever since a friend asked me to look over her investments and tell her if she’s doing well I’ve wanted to help investors answer this question; “What is a good rate of return and what is a bad rate of return?” Most individuals don’t know if their...

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Quicken vs. Personal Capital Review: Which Is the Best Money Management Tool?

Quicken vs. Personal Capital Review: Which Is the Best Money Management Tool?

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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 Dashboard and the paid Quicken program, along with pros and cons of both. I’ve used Quicken for decades and Personal Capital for four years. When I was introduced to Personal Capital, I linked up my accounts (very quickly) and was blown away with the free investment, retirement, and cash flow features.  I continue to use...

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How to Prepare for Inflation – 8 Actionable Tips

How to Prepare for Inflation – 8 Actionable Tips

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How to Prepare for Inflation with Hard Assets, Inflation Stocks and Smart Inflation Hedging Strategies “Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.” Ronald Reagan According to government figures, inflation is low right now. But when you go to the supermarket, your grocery bill is trending up! What’s up with that? Find out what causes inflation to rise, how to prepare for inflation and why you must do so now. Unanticipated Inflation Can Cost You – Learn Why What causes inflation? Economists use the term inflation to...

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The Secret to Flawless Investment Management – for Free

The Secret to Flawless Investment Management – for Free

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Free Investment Management I’ve been managing investments for decades! From asking my cousin how to invest, to researching and picking stocks on my own to becoming a professional investment portfolio manager, I’ve searched for the perfect investment management strategy. Newsflash – There isn’t a perfect investment strategy. But, there just might be near-perfect investing platforms. Robo-Advisors Have Revolutionized Investing Robo-advisors might be the next best thing to flawless investment management.  I’ve become enamored with robo-advisors, or automated investment managers. These computer driven investment managers charge lower fees than human financial advisors and offer sound investing strategies. In fact, several...

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How to Invest a Million Dollars for Income

How to Invest a Million Dollars for Income

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Three Ways to Invest a Million Dollars for Cash Flow Every Month! By, Joseph Hogue You’ve won the lottery! Your numbers came in, you got a hot tip on a horse and it paid off. Whether you’ve hit that seven-figure payday or you’re just dreaming you did, it’s time to put that money to work! Don’t blow the money, here’s how to invest 1 million dollars for guaranteed income (or for cash flow to live on).  Instead of rushing out to buy that new Lamborghini and the five-figure insurance that goes with it, setting up a few income investments...

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Historical Stock and Bond Returns – Predict Future Investment Performance

Historical Stock and Bond Returns – Predict Future Investment Performance

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Historical Stock and Bond Returns-Why You Should Care I’m a bit obsessed with historical stock and bond returns. Since I’m a control freak, and the future is unknowable, knowing historical stock and bond returns gives me an illusion of control over my investments. If you’re wondering why you should care about the average bond return or the stock and bond market performance, read on. Knowing the average portfolio return helps you plan for the amount of growth you can expect from your investments. Many investment calculators ask you to estimate the future return that you expect on your portfolio....

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