Investing

Investing is the art and science of making your money work for you. Here you can find articles that cover various aspects of investing, including: investing in stocks mutual funds, ETFs, and bonds, asset allocation, diversification, and more — excluding the specific are of real estate investing. Additionally, check out related articles in these sections: savings, financial planning, and real estate and homeownership.

Investing is a subsection of asset management.

4 Reasons You Should Participate in Your Employer’s 401k Plan

4 Reasons You Should Participate in Your Employer’s 401k Plan

Saving for retirement is one of the most important financial decisions you can make. Without retirement savings you may never be able to retire or if you are forced to retire, you find yourself completely dependent […]

Should You Use Your Home Equity to Invest in the Stock Market?

Should You Use Your Home Equity to Invest in the Stock Market?

If you are more than halfway through repaying your home mortgage you likely have a decent amount of equity in the house. With refinancing and borrowing against your mortgage rates well below 5%, doesn’t it make […]

Why Dollar Cost Averaging Works Well in a Volatile Market

Why Dollar Cost Averaging Works Well in a Volatile Market

When volatility comes to the stock market it is easy to let your emotions take hold of your actions. When you watch a lot of the ups and downs in the market, you can become scared […]

Income Investing with the S&P Dividend Aristocrats

Income Investing with the S&P Dividend Aristocrats

One of the ways to make money is through investing. Many people dreams of earning passive income through investments, but are scared to start trying. And this fear is natural. After all, it’s hard to be […]

What is a Ponzi Scheme and How to Avoid It

What is a Ponzi Scheme and How to Avoid It

There are a seemingly never ending supply of scams and ripoffs designed to take your hard earned money away from you. Some con artists use simple methods to extract money from their victims, while others use […]

Buy High, Sell Low: A Fast Way to Broke

Buy High, Sell Low: A Fast Way to Broke

We’ve all heard the saying “buy low, sell high.” It’s good advice that many of us like to quote at each other. However, when the panic sets in, and emotions run high, many of us throw […]

Young Investors, Be Thankful for the Recent Market Crashes

Young Investors, Be Thankful for the Recent Market Crashes

If you invest for 30 years or more (lucky you — starting out early is one of the best keys to success[1]), history shows that you’ll experience at least two major market crashes[2]. But, the great […]

Investing versus Gambling in the Stock Market

Investing versus Gambling in the Stock Market

When we enter the stock market – or contemplate doing so – most of us think we’re investing. But is that always the case? Whether or not we like it, the stock market offers more than […]

How Expense Ratios Impact Your Investment Performance

How Expense Ratios Impact Your Investment Performance

What is an expense ratio? It is a fee that mutual fund companies subtract from your investments each year for their service. Can that small fee have such a big impact on long-term investment performance? The […]

Investing Basics: Stock, Stock Market, and Stock Market Index

Investing Basics: Stock, Stock Market, and Stock Market Index

Following the success of Introduction To Morningstar Style Box, I thought it might be a good idea to start writing more introductory level articles about investing. In this introduction to investing in the stock market series […]

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