Growing My Wealth
Six steps to a great financial plan.Jane Bryant Quinn tells you what to do.
Q&A: What should I take into consideration before investing?To understand this, you need to create a plan.
Q&A: What is the most important thing to keep in mind when shopping for a CD?Don't skimp on the safety net.
Q&A: What happens if my brokerage firm goes under?Don’t be a victim, confirm you are protected now.
Q&A: How are interest rates determined on a 401(k) loan?You can find this information out pretty easily.
Q&A: What are some common alternative investments?Many strategies previously only available to the wealthy are being packaged into mutual funds and exchange traded funds.
Q&A: Is a Single Premium Immediate Annuity is right for me?
Q&A: What are advantages of investing in precious metals?Diversification means precious metals as a group will behave differently than other asset classes over time.
October 8, 2013
I hate it when my friends perform better than I do. Not that I wish them any worse. I just wish I were doing slightly better. Fortunately, it is always possible to improve my financial outlook by...
October 4, 2013
Savvy diversification – a thoughtful mix of stocks and bonds – is much more important to long-term investing than any number of hot stock tips from your cousin’s barber.
Or was it your barber’s cousin?
October 3, 2013
There are a lot of personal finance blogs out there, and many offer amazing tips and advice on how you can save money, invest properly, pay down student loan debt, retirement plan, etc., but I'm not going to lie, I'm rarely that type of personal...
September 9, 2013
Although I’ll want to knock on wood as soon as I type this, I've found myself in a fortunate position for a 20-something.
My student loans are about to be paid off, I have more than six-months of living expenses sitting in a high-interest...
August 21, 2013
As part of my quest for a healthy lifestyle, I share recipes with a group of friends on Facebook. I’ve given out the recipes for some of my favorite foods, including my favorite breakfast: low-fat Greek yogurt with strawberries and blueberries,...
August 20, 2013
Preferred stock is a hybrid – a cross between common stock and bonds. While considered equity (ownership), preferreds act more like bonds, paying a fixed dividend and callable (redeemable) at the company’s option.
It is labeled “preferred...
August 6, 2013
Lets start with the basics. Ladders have traditionally been used by investors to increase their returns while still enabling them to maintain the flexibility to reinvest their funds at higher rates as interest rates rise.
July 18, 2013
The only way to really learn about investing is to commit a meaningful amount of your own money to the market. Investing "on paper” doesn’t produce the same...
July 12, 2013
I recently moved in with my fiancé and I suppose it’s natural to expect that the process would bring up a lot of questions and feelings about money.
Even though by the end of the first month in our relationship we had disclosed our money...
June 26, 2013
A growing number of companies figure employees will perform better if they have something to gain.
About 28 million American employees own stock in the company they work for, according to a survey by the...