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

A 401(k) and a Roth IRA are the two most popular ways to save for retirement, but which account is…

Kristie McCauley
Oct 15, 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
Sep 18, 2019
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

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
Oct 10, 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
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