Investing Blog

Whether you’re hoping to retire comfortably or save for college, investing can help you reach your long-term financial goals faster. And it doesn’t have to be complicated. We’ll show you how and why to get started, simple strategies to reduce risk, and the best ways to protect your money from extra fees and taxes. 

Featured Articles

Roth IRA vs 401(k)? You May Not Have to Choose

One of the most common retirement questions I get asked is: Roth IRA or 401(k)? Although both are good options…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Aug 12, 2019
12 Things You Need to Know Before Investing in Stocks

A few days ago, our family was driving to a school event together. We were listening to a podcast over…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Dec 13, 2017
The Five Most Important Factors For Investment Success

If you’re new to investing, it’s pretty easy to feel overwhelmed. The factors of sound investment may seem complicated, but here’s…

Matt Becker
Aug 19, 2019

Most Recent Articles

What Is an FHA Loan?

An FHA loan is a home mortgage backed by the government — specifically, by the Federal Housing Administration. The term…

Saundra Latham
Saundra Latham
Aug 14, 2019
Six Reasons to Think Twice Before Taking Out a Reverse Mortgage

A reverse mortgage can provide older homeowners with an economic lifeline, but there are reasons to be cautious before you…

Emmet Pierce
Jan 11, 2019
How to Use Your 529 Plan When It’s Time for College

It’s easy to find advice about saving for college, but what are you supposed to do once your child actually…

Matt Becker
Jan 8, 2019
Savings Accounts vs. CDs vs. Money Market Mutual Funds

If you’re saving money for a near-term goal — like buying a house, taking a trip, or building an emergency…

Matt Becker
Jul 24, 2019
Worried About the Stock Market and Your Retirement Savings? Read This.

In the last few days, a number of readers have written to The Simple Dollar regarding the recent downturn in…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Dec 19, 2018
What Is a Conventional Loan?

A home is the most expensive purchase most people ever make, which is the main reason consumers take out home…

Holly Johnson
Feb 22, 2019