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
Sep 2, 2020
12 Things You Need to Know Before Investing in Stocks

Investing in stocks doesn’t have to be scary if you know your options and build a set strategy for achieving…

Margaret Wack
Margaret Wack
Sep 2, 2020
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

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Portfolio Theory, 7 Investments You Need, & My Own Plans

The most recent issue of Money Magazine had a blaring cover story: “The Only 7 Investments You Need Now.” Those…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Sep 27, 2019
10 Investing Tips & Methods You Can Use

The more I dabble in investing, the more I realize that it’s something of an “opposite world” compared to the…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Sep 12, 2014
What Does It Mean to Buy Stock?

Disclosure: TheSimpleDollar.com has an advertising relationship with some of the offers included on this page. However, the rankings and listings…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Sep 1, 2020
Is Investing in Individual Stocks Merely Gambling?

I have a lot of fun following individual stocks in my spare time. I keep tabs on a small handful…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Sep 15, 2014
A Peek At My Investment Portfolio

In the past, while planning out exactly how I was planning on investing, I discussed a number of different options…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Sep 27, 2019
Stock Market Is Down… Another Way To Think About It

On December 31, 2007, the S&P 500 closed at 1,468.36. Just two months later, on February 29, 2008, the S&P…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Oct 29, 2019