Teaching Kids about Stocks and Investing

One of the things that confront many adults today is a lack of experience with how stock markets work or which stocks to invest in. In a number of cases this can be attributed to not being exposed to the stock market and equity investing …

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Investing Lessons to Live By

Here are some of John C. Bogle’s, former CEO of the Vanguard Group and founder of the “index” fund, timeless investing lessons and market philosophies. I know it reaffirmed some of my changing views around investing and saving for retirement. 1) Beware of market forecasts, even by …

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How Long Will it Take To Become a Millionaire?

If you are an American, the answer is about 20 years. For Mexicans it’s over to 300 years. As you can see from the graphic below, based on a  country’s median income, America still provides the best opportunity for the average Joe to get to millionaire status within …

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2 Stocks To Keep An Eye On For 2013

The United States Federal Reserve Bank just announced another round of stimulus for the economy, and it looks like it will last until 2015, by the Fed’s estimates. The Federal Reserve issued a statement indicating it would keep rates near 0% until unemployment fell below …

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5 Things Your Financial Advisor Won’t Tell You

Just like any other business minded person, financial (investment) advisors and planners are in it for the money – they have to make a living, and they’re doing it on your dime.  Don’t ever doubt that they are terrific salespeople as well as financial advisors. …

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