Index Funds and Mutual Funds – What Should You Look For?

For the vast majority of investors, index and mutual funds are the preferred way to gain access to the stock market. In general, mutual funds are a pool of investments funded by shareholders that trades in diversified holdings which are selected and managed by a professional. Index funds are a pool of investments that match …

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Understanding Investment Asset Classes – Why Is It So Important?

I often discuss the benefits and advantages of having a diversified portfolio. What exactly does that mean? A critical point to understand is the importance of having various asset classes in your portfolio. An asset class is simply a group of stocks or bonds that share similar characteristics. These businesses are not necessarily in the …

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Money Friction – How Can You Strengthen Your Relationships?

Money friction can end up being the main source of disagreement in a relationship. You are probably familiar with the common statistic that roughly half of American marriages end in divorce. Out of those marriages, estimates are that between 35 to 50 percent of them ended because of money problems and disagreements. Throw in a …

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Procrastination and Your Money: How Can You Overcome the Challenge?

I am sure you are familiar with people who are known for a fear of commitment. For a variety of reasons, they have avoided any long-term relationships or obligations. They may even talk constantly about settling down with a marriage partner, getting into shape, or finally finishing their degree. It is likely they struggle with …

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Diversified Portfolio – Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket

“The best offense is a good defense”. That popular phrase usually applies to sports. However, you can make a strong case that it is also very appropriate for your finances!  You are aware of the fact that you need to increase risk in order to gain greater returns. Likely, your emotions tell you to play …

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