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Investment Plan Advantages
Do you have an investment plan? Many people approach investing without a plan. This can cause duplication of investments and confusion. Plus, having a plan provides a road map for those inevitable obstacles that occur when investing.
Investments and Tax Season
Tax season is upon us. Earnings from taxable investments need to be reported to the Internal Revenue Service. Getting your investment papers gathered and organized is one of the critical first steps.
Is a House an Asset or a Liability?
Owning a home is the great American dream. It is often touted as an ideal way to save for the future and build equity. But as the Great Recession has shown, home ownership has its disadvantages as well. Is a house an asset or liability?
Lack of Diversification a Mistake
Diversification is one of the keys to a good portfolio. Many investors fail to use proper diversification which is a mistake in financial management. Diversifying investments boosts returns and mitigates risk. Are you diversified?
Learn from Investing Mistakes
No one likes to be wrong. No one likes to make a mistake investing and lose money. But it happens. Have you learned from your mistakes?
Lifetime Portfolio Withdrawal Rates
No one wants to run out of money in retirement. Determining the best way to draw down a portfolio for spending is a hotly debated topic. There are many strategies available to consider.
Liquid or Illiquid Assets
One term used in investing is liquidity. Investments are referred to as liquid if they can be easily converted to cash. Do you know which investments are liquid or illiquid?
Living below Your Means and Investing
You may wonder what living below your means has to do with investing. Obviously, you need to live below your income in order to have money to invest. Did you know that living below your means has a big effect on your portfolio?
Lower Your Investing Expectations
For years we have been told that stocks average 9-10% a year. Bonds are supposed to average 5% a year. Continued weakness in the economy and historically low interest rates raises the question of whether these averages will hold true for the future.
Made in the USA Investing
Ever consider investing in companies that support jobs in the USA? In our global economy, many jobs have been outsourced to other countries. Made in the USA investing is a way of supporting companies that keep jobs in the United States of America. It can also be quite profitable.
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