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
Jan 8, 2020
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
Mar 24, 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

Most Recent Articles

Using TreasuryDirect for Conservative Investing

Over the last few days, with all the tumult on Wall Street (AIG and Merrill and Lehman, oh my!), several…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Jul 31, 2014
What Individual Stocks Would I Invest In for the Long Haul?

In the reader mailbag yesterday, I alluded to the idea that I would only buy individual stocks from companies that…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Sep 17, 2019
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?

Understanding the Basics of Owning Stock A reader wrote in with a good question recently: What does it mean to…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Apr 6, 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