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How to Start Investing in Stocks for Beginners

Neither one of my parents know how to invest in the stock market, and it wasn’t a part of my formal education. I had to learn how to invest on my own by trials and errors — so I know how intimidating it is for people who are new to investing. Where do I start? … Read more How to Start Investing in Stocks for Beginners

Income Diversification: Building and Shifting Your Income Streams

Diversification is a concept that I’ve embraced all my life.  In the past, I discussed investment diversification and also touched on the idea of income diversification.  When you think about income…what comes to mind? Most of us will immediately think about our full-time job, and maybe a part-time job. When you invest, you diversify across … Read more Income Diversification: Building and Shifting Your Income Streams

12 Steps to Financial Freedom and Personal Finance Success

Welcome to Moolanomy. You’ve just found a roadmap to help you improve your finances and change your life! I have been managing my own finances since I graduated from college in 1995. Through the course of the years, I have done many things right, and I also made plenty of mistakes. I have learned a … Read more 12 Steps to Financial Freedom and Personal Finance Success

40+ Extra Income Ideas and Ways to Make Money

Are you looking for extra income that you can do on the side without quitting your current job? If yes, then you have come to the right place. We have curated this list of extra income ideas that are easy enough for you to start doing from your home or in your spare time, without … Read more 40+ Extra Income Ideas and Ways to Make Money

Why Investment Diversification Doesn’t Always Work

Diversification. We hear that word a lot when it comes to investing; it’s almost an article of investment faith. On paper, diversification always works, and in the right hands, it can work fabulously. But is it right for everyone? I’m going to step out of the box of conventional investment thinking and say that diversification … Read more Why Investment Diversification Doesn’t Always Work

Tax Diversification — Why It Pays to Tax Diversify

We hear a lot about diversifying across asset classes — owning stocks, bonds, real estate, etc. We also hear a lot about diversifying within asset classes — owning mutual funds of hundreds of stocks rather than owning a few individual stocks. But there’s another, lesser-known form of diversification from which you could benefit: Tax diversification. … Read more Tax Diversification — Why It Pays to Tax Diversify

Correlation of Returns: The Reason Why Diversification Didn’t Work

None of the alternative investments provided sufficient risk reduction to soften the impact of the Bear Market. Alternatives such as Commodities, Equity REITS, International Equities doesn’t seem to be working. The U.S. Treasuries were one of the few asset classes that really provided sufficient diversification. What went wrong? First let’s address the question of “Diversification … Read more Correlation of Returns: The Reason Why Diversification Didn’t Work

Low Cost Diversification With Vanguard Total World Stock ETF (VT)?

In this Ask The Expert With Larry Swedroe article, the reader, Murali, is wondering if she could use the Vanguard Total World Stock ETF (VT) to simplify and diversify her investment portfolio.  Vanguard is known for its high quality and low cost investment products, and the Total World Stock ETF should provide most of the … Read more Low Cost Diversification With Vanguard Total World Stock ETF (VT)?