4 Things to Do to End Your Investing Year Right

Believe it not, this year will be over really quickly. When I worked in the brokerage industry this meant one thing…people waiting until the last minute to get their investing houses in check. The great thing is that you don’t have to wait around until December 31 to get started as I’m going to give […]

3 Ways to Do Retirement Planning the Right Way

Retirement planning can sound so ominous, sort of like preparing for death. However, it’s something we all need to look at regardless of the type of retirement we want – whether that be early retirement or a more traditional retirement scenario. The last time I checked, working until you drop as a Wal-Mart greeter is […]

Should the Government Force People to Save for Retirement?

During the State of the Union earlier this year President Obama discussed the retirement saving issue here in the States in introducing the MyRA. The fact that he covered saving for retirement is fairly important as it’s usually only the most important topics that get covered during the speech. While this is encouraging on one […]

4 Great Ways to Save More Money for Retirement

A common conversation I had back in my online brokerage days was how you can save more money for retirement. It’s an understandable concern as most don’t want to work until they drop and saving more than enough money for retirement is going to help towards that end. With that being said, each situation is […]

Are Stock Splits Good for Investors?

If you have been following the investing world lately, then you know that Apple had a stock split recently. As it is related to Apple, many investors, as well as the media, are all excited at the prospect of buying a high profile stock for a cheaper price. Along with that excitement, there is also […]

The Key to Success When it Comes to Investing

I know, the title is a bit on the misleading side. But, can you blame me for trying to get you to click on the title? 😉 All joking aside, if you’ve done much in terms of investing then you know that pretty much anyone can “guarantee” you success by following their investing strategy. Whether […]

Will You Sell in May and Go Away?

If you look at the calendar, then you know it’s May. Mind blowing, right? 😉 With May we know that summer is upcoming, as are summer vacations for many families. Another thing that comes with May is the hoopla around the myth of ‘Sell in May and Go Away.’ You see, the financial talking heads […]

3 Steps to Setting Up an Effective Investment Plan

When you go on vacation, do you plan out how you’re going to get to your destination or do you go where your whims take you? Sure, there is some fun in taking a random road trip, but I’m talking about a trip you’ve been saving and planning for months or years. Assuming you like […]

What to Do When the Sky Is Falling

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, apparently the sky is falling (the sky being the stock market in this little analogy) and it’s falling fast. Before you go out and make sure you’re properly prepared allow me to let you in on a little secret…the market is doing exactly what it should be […]

How to Start Your Investing Year Off Right

Whether it be sheer human nature or lack of knowledge, many investors put off investing decisions until the last moment of the year. This is multiplied when the problem is compounded by ignoring their portfolios for another 12 months. I saw this every year in a previous life and it always pained me to see […]