3 Smart Reasons for New Investors to Choose Index Funds

When you’re in your 20’s and 30’s, planning for retirement doesn’t always end up at the top of your to-do list.

“Hmm… let’s see … check out the lineup for Lollapalooza or learn about my 401k investment options at work?”

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How to Secure your Retirement Savings with Mutual Funds

Hey everyone! Andy here! I’ve got a guest post today from Andrew Altman of SlickBucks.com which focuses heavily on the investing side of building wealth. Today, Andrew is talking Mutual Funds. One of my favorite topics! Here’s Andrew!

Saving for retirement requires a unique mindset and method. “Playing the market” to get rich quick is risky business indeed when you are funding your efforts with retirement monies. But you also can’t minimize all risk and still count on having sufficient savings to fund you during your retirement years.

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10 Easy Ideas to Make Your Next Budget Session Fun

This month, I’m challenging the listeners of the Marriage, Kids and Money Podcast and the readers of this blog to live on a monthly budget. Let’s make this budget challenge fun!

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Transform from Starving Artist to Money Master

I am continually amazed with the amount of talent we have in our world. Designers, creators, entrepreneurs, artists, developers … These are people who push the bounds of what is possible to create a product, service or business that revolutionizes their respective field. While these folks might be masters of their craft, the creative class can sometimes lack the financial know-how to be masters of their money.

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Why You Need Life Insurance Today

Life is precious. One day, we’re spending quality time with our family and making beautiful memories together. And the next day, we’re diagnosed with inoperable stage 4 brain cancer. I don’t say this to be flippant. I say this because we truly don’t know what tomorrow will bring. That is why we need to protect our family’s financial future with life insurance.

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How to Leave Your Investment Broker in 5 Simple Steps

If you’re feeling like your investment broker doesn’t have your best interest at heart lately, it’s time to move on. When they’re more focused on selling you products than ensuring your portfolio is earning at its optimum level, it’s safe to say that you have a salesman and not an advisor.

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Retirement Target Date Funds: Pros and Cons

Retirement Target Date Funds are rapidly surging in popularity lately. Investors are flocking to this “set it and forget it” retirement tool as an easy way to diversify their portfolio and eliminate the fees of working with a high cost broker.

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