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 Your Investment Success

If you’re new to investing, it’s pretty easy to feel overwhelmed. There are strange words to figure out, complicated ideas…

Matt Becker
Jul 24, 2019

Most Recent Articles

Making Money Gifts Fun for Kids

Most kids would rather open a present to find a new iPad than a share of Apple stock. Likewise, receiving…

Mia Taylor
Nov 28, 2018
When Your Spouse’s 401(k) Is the Better Plan

If you and your spouse or partner both have access to a 401(k) or other employer retirement plan, you might…

Matt Becker
Aug 15, 2019
Why I Trust Vanguard With My Investments

Whether I’m opening an IRA, brokerage account, or 529 savings account, or I’m simply choosing investments within a 401(k) or…

Matt Becker
Aug 9, 2019
People Are Draining Their 401(k)s Before Retirement, and That’s a Big Mistake

It’s thousands of dollars, just sitting there with your name on it. But as tempting as it may be, your…

Mia Taylor
Nov 6, 2018
The Firewall Principle, and Why Diversification Isn’t Just for Investing

My personal portfolio is predicated on the idea of building “firewalls” between my assets. I’m referring to the original meaning…

Drew Housman
Drew Housman
Nov 5, 2018
How to Roll Over a 401(k)

Changing jobs or retiring? Learn how to take your money with you.

Andy Bowen
Andy Bowen
Aug 14, 2019