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Stock market volatility is a common event in investing. US-China trade war tensions are certainly not making things any better. During such unfortunate market circumstances, the last thing you want to do is to make rash and emotional investing decisions. Here are 3 simple tips to help you navigate and weather stoc...
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​An investing question that usually arises is, "How should I invest my IRA?" This question is as easy as it is complex; every investor has different individual objectives and needs. Once you have a basic understanding of the major investment asset classes, this question becomes easy to answer. This 6-fund portfolio not only diversify your...
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You don't need to know much or have a lot of money to start investing. You just need a basic understanding of the investing building blocks: stocks and mutual funds (exchange-traded funds and index funds). These are further divided into asset classes, which are the backbone of any investment portfolio. Here are the major as...
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As an investor, you cannot afford to pay too much in fees and expenses. Legendary investor Warren Buffett has two simple money rules: "Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No. 1." By paying a lot in fees, you are in fact losing money, causing you to violate Warren Buffett's #1 money rule. What if you could esti...
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Index funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and stocks are 3 basic investment building blocks that can add significant value to your investment portfolio. Index funds and exchange-traded funds have many differences and similarities. This simple quiz will help you differentiate between the two. The index fund and ETF quiz composition The ind...
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Student loan debt is a crisis in America. According to an article published in LenEDU, nearly 45 million people owe a combined $1.52 trillion in student debt. This unfortunate situation puts undue burden on student debt holders. "To pay off student loan debt first or to invest and save for retirement", that is the question ...
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You don't have to be rich or an expert to start investing and building long-lasting wealth. You can choose between hiring a robo advisor vs treading the course alone. In this post, I show you why you might want to fire your robo advisor and manage your own investments. Let's first understand what a robo advis...
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Introduction This post is an update to a previous post I created on March 11, 2019. In the beginning of March 2019, I decided to conduct a small investing experiment. I took Warren Buffett's investing advice, and purchased an index fund: the Fidelity 500 Index fund, FXAIX. At that time, the mutual fund was trading at a...
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Financial planners or retirement experts are quick to tell you how you need to maintain a balanced portfolio. They stress the importance of including fixed-income assets in your portfolio. Bond investing is a crucial fixed-income asset that experts say must occupy a portion of your 401k or IRA. But do you really need bonds? What are ...
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Previously, I showed you how to diversify your portfolio with a seven-fund approach. In this article, I'm going to simplify investing even more. I will show you how to build wealth and diversify your portfolio with just a single total stock market fund! Total stock market index fund: a match made for diversification I previously...
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