Category Archives: Investing

Two Types of Investor NOT to Be: Overconfident and Status Quo

Two Types of Investor NOT to Be: Overconfident and Status Quo

As you start investing, it helps to carefully avoid being one of the following types of investor. I really like behavioral finance. Studies into how our behavior influences what happens with our money, and the ways our psychology can lead to poor financial decisions, fascinate me. Not too long ago, I read an interesting pieceContinue Reading

Managing the Bull: Investing Your Money — And Investing In Yourself

Managing the Bull: Investing Your Money — And Investing In Yourself

Learn about investing your money and investing in yourself with the help of Managing the Bull by David Christianson. A good investment isn’t always easy to identify — especially if you are looking for an investment that will benefit your finances in the long term. If you want a little extra help managing your financesContinue Reading

Grow Your Dough Investing Update: March 2014

Grow Your Dough Investing Update: March 2014

Another month, another Grow Your Dough investing update. My portfolio continues to increase in value. And I’m bringing in dividends. My March Grow Your Dough update actually includes the first day in April. Which is great, because stocks have been doing pretty ok the last couple of sessions. Here’s where I’m at right now: LookingContinue Reading

Seven Ways Women (and Men) Can Prepare for a Better Retirement

Seven Ways Women (and Men) Can Prepare for a Better Retirement

Studies indicate women are falling behind with retirement. Here’s how you can prepare for a better retirement. According to all sorts of data, women face greater financial challenges later in life than their male counterparts. A big part of this equation has to do with traditional gender roles that mean that women spend a lotContinue Reading

Grow Your Dough: February Update

Grow Your Dough: February Update

Here’s where my Grow Your Dough portfolio stands as of the end of February.  As you may — or may not — know, I’m participating in the Grow Your Dough Throwdown, a fun little challenge orchestrated by Jeff Rose and involving several personal finance bloggers. We’re all putting in $1,ooo a portfolio, and seeing whatContinue Reading

Barbara Friedberg’s New Microbook Teaches Investing Basics

Barbara Friedberg’s New Microbook Teaches Investing Basics

Want to learn investing basics? Barbara Friedberg takes you through it step-by-step. A perfect primer in how to get started — and it’s free. I’ve long been an advocate of using investing to build wealth, and I also tirelessly explain that investing doesn’t have to be complex, and it doesn’t have to be hard. BarbaraContinue Reading

Are You Putting Your Money to Work?

Are You Putting Your Money to Work?

If you aren’t putting your money to work, you might be missing out on some great opportunities. My parents visited this weekend for our annual Valentine’s Day double date. Part of the fun for the weekend is playing games together. My son is left out of the dinner and dancing, but he does get toContinue Reading

Are You Willing to Take Risks?

Are You Willing to Take Risks?

The willingness to take risks can pay off in your finances and in your career, but it can be hard to take that step. I’m not much of a risk-taker. Last month, when I attended NMX, I hit the blackjack tables with some friends. No, I didn’t actually play. Instead, I watch a couple of other bloggersContinue Reading

Don’t Let Your Emotions Ruin Your Investing Plan

Don’t Let Your Emotions Ruin Your Investing Plan

Emotions — especially fear — can impact your money decisions and ruin your investing plan. “Finances, like any important part of your life, can become quite stressful when they are not working out,” says Dr. M. Woody Johnson, a psychologist and instructor at Online Trading Academy. Right now, after yet another down day for theContinue Reading

Modular Homes are an Investor’s Dream Come True

For investors looking to maximize their earnings quickly, modular homes are an excellent choice. In terms of global properties, many foreign nations haven’t fully grasped the high turnaround value of modular homes. As an investor, you could corner the market, thus creating profits, as well as providing affordable homes for the nation’s residents. Factory builtContinue Reading