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

One of the most common retirement questions I get asked is: Roth IRA or 401(k)? Although both are good options…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Aug 12, 2019
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

Most Recent Articles

Did You Receive An Unexpected Windfall? Here’s Where To Put The Money

A recent article in Money lists 43 ways to deal with an unexpected windfall – in the article’s case, a…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
May 22, 2007
Why Savings Accounts – And Why Not

Over the weekend in a post answering anonymous reader questions, I wrote the following: Savings accounts are wonderful places to…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
May 21, 2007
I Have No Debt. When Can I Live Off Investment Income?

A young, forward-thinking man wrote to me and asked this simple question: Right now, I’m twenty years old. I am…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Sep 12, 2014
A New Rebalancing Strategy: A Change in Vanguard and a Clear Definition of the Goal

This morning, I happily talked about how Vanguard had changed their fee structure, which basically eliminated fees for me. Prior…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Apr 27, 2007
Compound Interest Versus Inflation: The Battle For Your Money

Last week, I wrote a pretty harsh criticism of Spend Every Dime!, a Slate article that basically encouraged people not…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Sep 10, 2018
Tax Refund: 10 Things To Do & 5 Things Not To Do

Tax season is finally over, and millions of Americans will receive checks in the mail in the coming weeks from…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Sep 11, 2014