Category Archives: Investing

How to Use Technology to Make Better Investing Decisions

How to Use Technology to Make Better Investing Decisions

We are fortunate to live at a time when technology makes investing easier than ever. With the help of technology, you can make better investing decisions and grow your wealth. Technology has been a boon to me. Because of the Internet, I can work from home and create a flexible lifestyle that I enjoy. The

4 Ideas for Investing in a Socially Responsible Manner

4 Ideas for Investing in a Socially Responsible Manner

Many of us like the idea of investing in a socially responsible manner. If you are hoping to invest in a good cause, here are a few ideas. For many of us, life is about more than just making money, and investments are about more than a bottom line. Many of us like to feel

6 Ways to Invest Your Time

6 Ways to Invest Your Time

We often get hung up on financial concepts when it comes to investment. But have you thought about how you invest your time? Investing is often considered in monetary terms. However, we have other resources to invest. On of those resources is time. Before you get too hung up on money, think about the way

Investing in Gold: You’re Killing Me Smalls!

Investing in Gold: You’re Killing Me Smalls!

I’ve been lax on my Grow Your Dough updates this year because I’ve been falling in the rankings since almost the beginning. A big reason? I’m investing in gold. We’ve been running Grow Your Dough 2.0 this year, and I’m doing awful. At this time last year, I was in the top five. By the

How to Make Retirement Work for You

How to Make Retirement Work for You

Now is the time to start thinking about retirement — especially if you want to figure out how to make retirement work for you. Today, we talk a lot about doing things on our own terms. As I reflect on what I want now, as well as what I want out of life later, I

3 Investing Excuses Holding You Back

3 Investing Excuses Holding You Back

Are you making investing excuses? You might be surprised at how your finances can improve once you stop looking for reasons not to invest. “I’d like to invest, but …” Does this sound like you? Whenever I talk to people I know about investing, I start hearing excuses. There is a host of reasons that

Do You Aspire to Invest Like the Ultra Rich? Consider Hedge Funds

Do You Aspire to Invest Like the Ultra Rich? Consider Hedge Funds

If you want to invest like the ultra rich, you need to start thinking outside the box. Investment crowdfunding in hedge funds can be one way to do that. For most of us, investing is boring. It’s mostly boring for me, since I am relatively young and in the accumulation phase of my retirement nest

Retirement Serenity

Retirement Serenity

For many Americans, retirement is a stressful topic. Surveys repeatedly show a large percentage of US households are nowhere close to accumulating enough assets to enjoy a comfortable retirement. Instead, they live with a series of nagging thoughts about the tenuous nature of their long-term financial future, wondering… “Will I be able to work long

Will Slow and Steady Win the Investing Race?

Will Slow and Steady Win the Investing Race?

Are you too focused on “winning” the investing race? Maybe slow and steady wins the race for YOU. I’m participating in Grow Your Dough again this year, and I’m excited to see how well my portfolio does. I’m experimenting with assets — in an asset allocation — that I wouldn’t normally use. And, so far,

Grow Your Dough 2.0: Tweaking the Permanent Portfolio

Grow Your Dough 2.0: Tweaking the Permanent Portfolio

I’m doing Grow Your Dough again! This year, I’m tweaking the permanent portfolio, while still focusing on dividends. Last year, I participated in the Grow Your Dough Challenge with a number of other bloggers. We used $1,000 of our own money to make investments, and see who came out ahead. I didn’t win (but I