Wadler F.

Forget Active Large-Cap Funds. This Passive Large-Cap Growth Index Fund Is A Winner!

Forget Active Large-Cap Funds. This Passive Large-Cap Growth Index Fund Is A Winner!
Active fund managers dream of beating the market. Unfortunately, only a select few are successful. Should you then pay for active management or go with passive investing? What are some of the best large-cap growth index funds out there? If you use Fidelity®'s platform and prefer a passive strategy, we have a stellar large-cap gr...
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Wadler F.

9 Costly Investing Mistakes That Make You Look Like A Rookie Investor!

9 Costly Investing Mistakes That Make You Look Like A Rookie Investor!
Avoid these common investing mistakes to maximize your returns. ​Legendary investor Warren Buffet has two simple investing money rules. Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No. 1. Investors break these rules all the time with constant investing mistakes. We have compiled a list of 9 investin...
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Wadler F.

How To Invest $1,000 To Buy Over 7,400 Stocks And Grow Your Money.

How To Invest $1,000 To Buy Over 7,400 Stocks And Grow Your Money.
​A triple threat portfolio built for diversification, capital gains and income. ​Investing advisors usually require investing minimums, usually in the neighborhood of a few thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars. But what if you only have $1,000 stashed away somewhere in a checking account collecting dust? Can you really ...
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Hey Wadler, good work on this post. I really need to get more into trading ETFs because right now my stock market involvement is o... Read More
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Wadler F.
Hey Ryan, Sorry for the delay in replying. I really appreciate your comment! I used to be a strict index fund investor myself. Bu... Read More
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Wadler F.

How To Invest Your 2020 Tax Refund To Build Maximum And Long-lasting Wealth.

How To Invest Your 2020 Tax Refund To Build Maximum And Long-lasting Wealth.
​The 2020 tax filing season is upon us. For those who are expecting a refund check from Uncle Sam, this is a welcoming time of the year. For others who may owe the IRS, this is one of the more stressful time of the year. If you are one of millions of Americans expecting a refund check this year, you can brighten y...
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I have always seen financial experts tell us how bad it is to get a return because it meant we gave the government a free loan. I... Read More
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Thank you for your contribution. It is true: getting a refund check means you gave the government more money than you needed to. T... Read More
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Wadler F.

5 Smart Investing Money Moves To Make In 2020 To Maximize Your 401k or IRA.

5 Smart Investing Money Moves To Make In 2020 To Maximize Your 401k or IRA.
​Happy New Year 2020! In 2019, almost every investing strategy worked: stocks, bonds, gold. The longest bull market in recent memory lives on! Most, if not all investors, made money in the stock market in 2019. But what if you could make even more money? Here are 5 bold investing moves to help you make even more money in 20...
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Wadler F.

A Simple Free Money Secret That Every Investor Should Know About.

A Simple Free Money Secret That Every Investor Should Know About.
To the patient and disciplined investor who stays the course during stock market storms: rejoice! Your pay month has arrived. December is usually considered a major dividend-paying month. Happy dividend-paying month! But what are dividends?

​What are dividends?In a previous post...
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Linda Richardson

4 Different Types of Mutual Funds To Help You Diversify Your Portfolio And Build Wealth.

4 Different Types of Mutual Funds To Help You Diversify Your Portfolio And Build Wealth.
We are excited to feature this guest post by Linda Richardson, a New Jersey-based financial content writer. Linda walks you through the different types of mutual funds that investors use to diversify their portfolios and build wealth. 

Mutual funds are a tremendous investment vehicle by which inves...
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Wadler F.

A Slick 6-Fund Portfolio Hack to Supercharge your Returns.

A Slick 6-Fund Portfolio Hack to Supercharge your Returns.
​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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Wadler F.

4 Major Asset Classes that Every New Investor Should Know About.

4 Major Asset Classes that Every New Investor Should Know About.
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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Wadler F.

A Simple Kick-Ass Tool to Quickly Assess your Mutual Fund Expenses and Fees.

A Simple Kick-Ass Tool to Quickly Assess your Mutual Fund Expenses and Fees.
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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Wadler F.

4 Simple Reasons Why You Should Fire Your Robo Advisor And Do It Yourself.

4 Simple Reasons Why You Should Fire Your Robo Advisor And Do It Yourself.
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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Wadler F.

I Heeded Warren Buffett's Advice. He was Right. 3 Months Later, I Can't Stop Winning!

I Heeded Warren Buffett's Advice. He was Right. 3 Months Later, I Can't Stop Winning!
IntroductionThis 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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Wadler F.

The S&P 500 Index: An Amazingly Simple Investing Guide for Rookie Investors

The S&P 500 Index: An Amazingly Simple Investing Guide for Rookie Investors
At first glance, investing may seem daunting. In this article, we introduce you to the S&P 500 index. If you are new to investing, this index may be  all you need to know to start building wealth. What is the S&P 500?​The S&P 500 index: a brief introductionWhen people talk about the U.S. stock market, the S...
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Wadler F.

How to Fight Mutual Fund Separation Anxiety Disorder and Build a Winning Portfolio.

How to Fight Mutual Fund Separation Anxiety Disorder and Build a Winning Portfolio.
I've been there and experienced it. I have suffered from it. I know it's real. I'm not sure if it's ever been coined before, but I'm going to call it mutual fund separation anxiety disorder. If you are not careful, it can cause you to become a panic investor and make impulsive and bad investment decisions.&nb...
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Wadler F.

How to Allocate and Optimize your Retirement Portfolio for Maximum Returns.

How to Allocate and Optimize your Retirement Portfolio for Maximum Returns.
As an investor, your investing approach should be twofold: maximize returns and minimize financial loss. Legendary investor Warren Buffet has two simple investing rules: Rule #1: Never lose money. Rule #2: Never forget rule #1.​ Maximizing returns and not losing money start with the allocation of funds in your inv...
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Wadler F.

A Holy Grail Investment Portfolio To Help You Sleep At Night And Invest Your IRA.

A Holy Grail Investment Portfolio To Help You Sleep At Night And Invest Your IRA.
Make no mistake. Investing is the best way to build wealth and secure a brighter financial future. Traditional or Roth individual retirement accounts (IRA) are two important tax-advantaged accounts that can help you accomplish these two important things. For the newbie investor, it can be hard to select the right investments or secur...
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Wadler F.

Index Funds vs. ETFs vs. Stocks: Which One is Better and Who to Invest With.

Index Funds vs. ETFs vs. Stocks: Which One is Better and Who to Invest With.
Index funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and stocks are 3 basic investment building blocks that can add significant value to your investment portfolio. In this article, we present them in a very clear manner to simplify investing. We outline some very interesting differences and similarities between the...
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Wadler F.

Let's Help you Become an Investor. Let's Start with the Foundation.

Let's Help you Become an Investor. Let's Start with the Foundation.
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 (ETFs) and index funds).Investing building blocksLet's keep things simple. Below are three investing building blocks to get you off to a great start. These s...
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Wadler F.

Basic Investing Building Blocks You Need To Help You Become A New Investor.

Basic Investing Building Blocks You Need To Help You Become A New Investor.
Cash is trash! Investing it provides a far greater opportunity to build wealth, compared to other safe investments. Many people don't invest because they think it's hard and require a lot of money. Once you understand a few basic investing knowledge, you will come to realize that investing is not complicated or&nb...
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Wadler F.

Cash is Trash, Not King. Invest Your Cash To Save For Retirement And Build Wealth.

Cash is Trash, Not King. Invest Your Cash To Save For Retirement And Build Wealth.
"Cash is king" is an expression often used in business and investing. While this may be the case in business, it is not true when it comes to saving for retirement. Even legendary investor and multi-billionaire Warren Buffett agrees that cash is a bad investment. Why do people stockpile cash?Fear of losing moneyWith the stock ma...
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