Investing

The Firewall Principle, and Why Diversification Isn’t Just for Investing
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My personal portfolio is predicated on the idea of building “firewalls” between my assets. I’m referring to the original meaning of the word firewall — an actual wall constructed, often between buildings, to prevent the spread of fire. I invest in multiple uncorrelated assets so that if a “fire” breaks out (e.g., the stock market […]

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Questions About 401(k) Investing, Savings Certificates, Interviews, Podcasts, and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Tracking down a savings certificate 2. I don’t trust my pension 3. Conservative in my 401(k) 4. Identifying store brands 5. Consequences of […]

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Rookie Real Estate Investing Mistakes to Avoid
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Real estate shows like Flip or Flop, Million Dollar Listing, and Flip This House can make it seem like there’s no way to lose the game. You invest a certain amount of cash in a property, update and renovate with care, then list for an almost-immediate sale. The stars of these shows may wind up […]

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Investing for beginners: How to save millions for the future
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Investing is one of those things in life people know they should start doing — but never get around to actually doing it. And … why? Especially since there are so many reasons to get started: Retirement. The most obvious reason you should start investing. With retirement vehicles like 401ks and Roth IRAs giving you […]

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Six Investing Tools to Hone Your Perfect Portfolio
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When I finally crawled out of debt and found myself with a little bit of money to invest, my next step was figuring out an investment strategy. I’m not a day trader, so I wasn’t interested in finding the perfect tool for buying and selling stocks. Rather, I wanted a way to assess how my […]

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Should You Prioritize Investing or Paying Off Debt?
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One question that comes up over and over again is whether it’s more important to prioritize investing or paying off debt. Obviously both are important, but when money is limited how do you decide between the two? While there’s no one answer that’s right for everyone, here’s an order of operations that will help you […]

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4 Reasons to Start Investing Today
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We all know how important it is to maximize the value of your dollar. Unfortunately, when you keep your money in your basic checking account, you are actually losing money over time because it doesn’t earn any interest. One of the best ways to put your money to work is to invest it in the […]

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Seven Subjects to Learn More About Once You ‘Get’ Personal Finance and Investing
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You’ve read several personal finance books over the last few years. You’ve gorged on personal finance websites. You’ve developed a plan to get yourself out of debt and largely executed it. You’re saving for retirement at a nice rate. In short, you’ve largely got this “personal finance” thing figured out. The thing is, once the […]

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Warren Buffett Through the Years: The Oracle of Omaha's Best Investing Quotes – TheStreet.com
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TheStreet.com Warren Buffett Through the Years: The Oracle of Omaha's Best Investing QuotesTheStreet.comBillionaire Warren Buffett is more transparent in his investing strategy than you might think. Here are some of the best quotes from his annual letter to Berkshire shareholders. ByKinsey Grant. Feb 24, 2018 6:00 AM EST. Every year, billionaire investor …6 Things to […]

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Real estate investing: The myths, facts, and ways to get started
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Real estate investing can be a great way to make a lot of money if you do your research and are prepared to devote a lot of time to your investments. However, it’s also a great way for investors to lose money. I believe that real estate is one of the most overrated investments in […]

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How to Start Investing on a Tight Budget
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If you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck, without much wiggle room in your budget, you might assume that investing just isn’t something you can do right now. And in some cases you may be right. Sometimes you really do just need to focus on paying your bills, keeping food on the table, and getting your budget in order. […]

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