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

There are a few simple strategies you can use to safely and reliably invest your money. While no investment is…

Margaret Wack
May 10, 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

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
Sep 15, 2014
10 Steps For Checking Out Long-Term Stocks To Invest In

As I move into a small portfolio of individual stocks, I’ve developed a process for selecting stocks that reflect the…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Sep 15, 2014
Balancing An Investment Portfolio For The First Time

As the year ends, I’m thinking about one of the most common suggestions that people offer as an annual financial…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Sep 15, 2014
Calculating Phil Town’s “Sticker Price”: An Example

Yesterday, I posted a discussion of several interesting aspects of Phil Town’s book Rule #1. One of these points was…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Jul 29, 2014
Should I Pay Off Student Loans or Invest?

Recently, I received an email from Nate, a reader of The Simple Dollar. He was wondering whether it makes more…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Sep 12, 2014