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
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

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The Money Savvy Pig and My Son’s Allowance

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to teach my son about money. I’ve looked at a lot of…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
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When Your Investment Income Covers Your Living Expenses

About a month and a half ago, I read Your Money or Your Life and found it to be a…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
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Planning For My Roth IRA: Looking At Vanguard’s Target Retirement Funds

This year, I’ve made a commitment to start a Roth IRA and I’ve developed a very specific plan to make…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Jan 6, 2007
Making Sense of Treasury Securities: Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds

Quite often, I read about using treasury securities as the “baseline” for what your money can return with no risk.…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Oct 29, 2019
Should You Overpay On Your Mortgage?

Recently, I had an email exchange with a reader about whether or not they should overpay on their home mortgage…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Sep 12, 2014
Is Stock Investing Really The Best Way To Go?

Over the last several months, I’ve read a ton of personal finance material, and it all keeps coming back to…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
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