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

Is Dave Ramsey Making Up Stuff About The Stock Market?

I’ve heard many times that Dave Ramsey makes some very broad generalizations about the broad stock market when convincing listeners…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Sep 15, 2014
Debunking Henry Blodget

Hopefully that title got your attention. In fact, it’s a variation on the subtitle of an article posted to Slate.com…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Sep 19, 2014
The Dangers of Financial Paralysis – And How To Get Out Of The Rut

For several months last year, I was completely in financial lockdown mode. I had figured out that I needed to…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Jan 17, 2008
Most Frequently Asked Question: Pay Off Debts Or Invest?

Over and over and over again, readers ask me some variation on this question: I have $1,000 in my hand.…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Sep 15, 2014
The Simple Dollar on Passive Income

With the ongoing review of Rich Dad, Poor Dad and its focus on assets that generate cash flow, it seems…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Apr 3, 2007
Answering A Few Questions From Mutual Fund Week

Here are three interesting questions sent in by readers of the series of mutual fund posts this week. I don’t…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Mar 31, 2007