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

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
Jun 17, 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

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
Investing Isn’t Just About Money

When I first sat down to write the Investing in Yourself series, I was mostly thinking about financial investments –…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Sep 8, 2015
The Vanguard Catch-22

As I’ve mentioned many times before, all of my taxable investing, as well as my Roth IRA, is done directly…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Aug 9, 2019
The Chorus of Voices for Index Funds

Having read a small mountain of personal finance and investing books in the last couple of years, I’ve come to…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Oct 29, 2019
Review: One Up On Wall Street

Each Friday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. Peter Lynch is a Wall Street legend. He drove Fidelity’s…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Sep 18, 2019
Pay Ahead on Your Mortgage or Investing?

Recently, I mentioned that I encouraged people to invest instead of paying ahead on their mortgage. It left me thinking…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Oct 29, 2019