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Different Types of Saving and Investment Vehicles

There are many different financial products out there that can help you achieve your saving and investing goals. Each type is better at meeting specific financial objectives, while others are better for different purposes. When you start investing, it is a good idea to become familiar with the more common ones. I am an experienced … Read moreDifferent Types of Saving and Investment Vehicles

Tax-Efficient Retirement Withdrawal Strategy

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When you stop working and have to start withdrawing money from your retirement accounts, you have to decide the best way to withdraw money from different accounts. Do you take money out of your tax-free accounts like Roth IRA and Roth 401(k) first? Or do you withdraw from your tax-deferred accounts like Traditional IRA and … Read moreTax-Efficient Retirement Withdrawal Strategy

Asset Location: Best Accounts for Different Investments

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Asset Location is a tax-efficient investing strategy to help you minimize taxes and grow your investments faster by holding investments in the best-suited investment accounts.  This strategy leverages the fact that investments in Roth IRA and 401(k) are tax-free, and investments in Traditional IRA and 401(k) are not taxed until the money is withdrawn. For … Read moreAsset Location: Best Accounts for Different Investments

Compound Interest Formula and Examples

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One of the most powerful forces in finances is compound interest. Compound interest is interest that is paid on the principal and also on the interest that previously earned on your investment. This helps you grow your investment at an accelerated rate. On the other hand, compound interest can work against you — for instance, … Read moreCompound Interest Formula and Examples

Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) Calculation and Examples

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You may have come across references such as the S&P 500 has grown 10% annually for the past 30 years or something to that effect. You may wonder what that means and where did they get that number. When someone mentions an annualized return, most likely he is referring to the Compound Annual Growth Rate or … Read moreCompound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) Calculation and Examples

18 Common Retirement Investing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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Learn from your mistakes is good advice, but learn from other people’s mistakes is even better. I’ve been investing since 1996. In the process, I have learned a lot, mainly from trial and error. Today, I’d like to share some of the mistakes I’ve made when I was a newbie investor, along with some pitfalls … Read more18 Common Retirement Investing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

How to Write a Business Plan for Small Business

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Having a written business plan is essential when you are just starting as an entrepreneur. It helps you evaluate your business idea thoroughly before you begin, makes it easier to obtain a business loan or funding from investors, and provides you with a direction on the path to success. Because it has such a high … Read moreHow to Write a Business Plan for Small Business

What to Do Before and After the Stock Market Crashes

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When the stock market hits a rough patch after a long Bull Market, it might cause you to think “Should I get out of the stock market?” and “What should I do with my money?” The answer is it depends. Every year, you should be evaluating your needs and adjust your investment strategy to fit … Read moreWhat to Do Before and After the Stock Market Crashes