Want to learn how to start to invest? From putting your money into an investment account to choosing which investments are right for your age, stage of life and risk appetite, start with the Investing for Beginner Series below, beginning with How to Choose the Best Investment Account for Beginners.
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Follow all the posts in the Investing for Beginner Series, to walk you step by step through the investment process, from choosing the right account, to understanding different investment types, diversifying your portfolio and more!
401k, 457b, IRA, Roth vs. Traditional, HSAs, 529 Plans - what do they all mean and where should you start. You need an investment account before you can invest... learn which one is the right one for YOU!
Once you have an investment account, you have to then allocate the money you put in into actual investments... otherwise it just sits there in cash earning nothing. But how do you know what all those different investment types are - learn how they work and how risky they really are
Once you understand different investment types, diversification in investing - splitting up your investments among them - helps reduce your risk. Learn how it works and what it look like with different sample portfolios
What's the difference between an ETF and a Mutual Fund? And where do Index Funds fit in? Learn about these pooled investment fund vehicles and the difference between passive and active investment strategies to determine which is the right fit for YOU!
So worried about what you might lose that you are afraid to invest start investing? Women are more risk-averse than men. But when we invest, we actually perform better... here's what you need to understand about investment risk and investing for the long-term.
Use the simple or complex investment calculators in this post to see how to triangulate around the 3 key investing variables: time, return, and contribution. See if you're on track to meet your investing goals.
Investing in individual stocks used to be my full-time job. Learn what professional investment analysts want to know about a stock, before we buy it.
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