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 401k? 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
Apr 15, 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
Dec 13, 2017
The Five Most Important Factors for Your Investment Success

If you’re new to investing, it’s pretty easy to feel overwhelmed. There are strange words to figure out, complicated ideas…

Matt Becker
Dec 13, 2017

Most Recent Articles

Making The Case Against Mutual Funds – And Breaking It

After writing all week about how great mutual funds are, it’s important to note that they’re not the be-all end-all…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Mar 30, 2007
Building, Balancing, and Rebalancing A Mutual Fund Portfolio

You’ve read up on mutual funds and you’ve picked a small handful out that you want to invest in. Now…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Jan 17, 2008
The Seven Factors I Use When Making A Decision About A Mutual Fund

So how do I pick the funds that I invest in? Although I don’t prescribe this list for everyone, I…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Nov 1, 2018
The Money 70: A Great Place To Start Looking For Mutual Funds

As the latest issue of Money Magazine just arrived in my mailbox (review forthcoming), it occurred to me that a…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Nov 1, 2018
How To Use Morningstar To Evaluate Mutual Fund Choices

With so many mutual funds out there, companies loudly promoting their own funds, and people giving half-baked investment advice, how…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Mar 28, 2007
A Look At My Own Mutual Fund Portfolio

As an example of the mutual fund topics we’ve discussed thus far this week, I thought I would mention my…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Mar 27, 2007