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

Facing My Financial Fears: Investment Risk

This week, The Simple Dollar is doing a five part series on financial topics that scare me just a bit.…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Nov 18, 2006
#9: Mutual Fund Fees

This is part of a series in which we re-evaluate Money Magazine’s “25 Rules To Grow Rich By”. One “rule”…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Aug 28, 2014
#8: Portfolio Diversity

This is part of a series in which we re-evaluate Money Magazine’s “25 Rules To Grow Rich By”. One “rule”…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Nov 2, 2018
Investment Management: The Automatic Thousandaire

Recently, I mentioned that I strongly value an emergency fund and that I had reached my short-term goal of a…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Sep 15, 2014
#7: Stock Portfolio

This is part of a series in which we re-evaluate Money Magazine’s “25 Rules To Grow Rich By”. One “rule”…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Nov 2, 2018
#6: Long-Term Investments

This is part of a series in which we re-evaluate Money Magazine’s “25 Rules To Grow Rich By”. One “rule”…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Aug 28, 2014