Category Archives: Advanced Investing

Can You Beat the Market…With Index Funds?

Whether the benefits outweigh the costs in the long run is yet to be seen but they can be a lower cost way of trying to outperform the traditional indexes. Continue reading

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Stock Investing Made Easy

With new tools like these, buying individual stocks also doesn’t mean you have to invest completely on your own or even that you need a large portfolio to be diversified. Continue reading

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Time to Dump Your Mutual Funds?

Here are some reasons you might want to consider investing directly in individual stocks. Continue reading

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Yes, Bonds Are a Lousy Investment Right Now

For these reasons, I don’t invest in bonds (except for some bonds in a couple of my mutual funds that are expected by the fund managers to have “equity-like returns”). Continue reading

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Could Asset Location Make Your Investments More Tax Efficient?

There is some debate in the financial community about the best accounts to hold various investment types, but I’ll share my opinions on the topic. Continue reading

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How to Invest for Income When Rates Are Rising

One of the biggest challenges facing current and future retirees is shifting from investing for growth to investing for income. Continue reading

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Should You Invest in a “Motif?”

A site like Motif Investing can make sense for two types of people. Continue reading

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Have You Outgrown Your Mutual Funds?

Tweet When it comes to investing, many of us stick to mutual funds. After all, they’re generally the only option in employer retirement plans (except perhaps for company stock) and financial advisers like to sell funds because they’re relatively easy … Continue reading

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All in the Family: Intra-Family Loans

Tweet The current low level of interest rates can be either a bane or a boon, depending on your perspective. If you are in the market to borrow for a major financial purchase or investment and have decent credit, the … Continue reading

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A “Must Do” If You Hold Company Stock in Your 401(k)

Tweet The bottom line is employees must love the companies they work for.  It’s not that they wear the company t-shirt and logo hats and drink out of their insulated mugs. That isn’t how I can tell.  It’s in their … Continue reading

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