Financial Advice Blog - Page 5

Despite the fact that we can lose money doing it, we continue to invest for our long-term goals. Why? Because we know we’ve got no real chance of accumulating the kind of money we’ll need to retire some day if we don’t. In other words, we’ve each decided that for us investing is not an option; it’s a necessity. And that may be the case for you, too.

Out of the Mattress and into the Market?

by User    |  11-25-2013

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Sitting on cash? You’re not alone. It’s everywhere -- in IRAs, retirement plans, bank and investment accounts. Heck, we’d even be so bold as to speculate that there are more than a few mattresses out there hiding their share of currency.

What's a Bond Investor to Do Now?

by User    |  11-18-2013

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Interest rates remain historically low, the Fed considers tapering and many bond investors are left wondering just what their next step should be.

Why Can't My Emergency Fund be in Mutual Funds?

by User    |  San Antonio, TX  |  11-12-2013

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While it’s true that market-based mutual funds potentially offer greater returns, trying to build an emergency fund with them is a slippery slope.

Teenagers and Money: Why Actions Speak Louder Than Words

by User    |  Retired, Army  |  San Antonio, TX  |  11-04-2013

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“Practice makes perfect.” At one time or another we’ve all probably heard or used these words — in the classroom, on sports fields and if you’re like us, maybe even in your parenting. You see, that's the approach my wife and I have taken with our kids in a quest to build their financial acumen. We — OK, I — have repeatedly blasted them with financial terms and definitions, hoping something would s...

Don't Get Spooked: Shop Around for Medicare

by User    |  Retired, Army  |  San Antonio, TX  |  10-29-2013

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The Medicare Annual Enrollment period starts Oct. 15 -- the time of year when youngsters are planning just who – or what -- they’re going to be for Halloween. Come the 31st, little ghosts and goblins will be scurrying through neighborhoods getting their bags filled up with tasty treats. And if they get startled by some harmless tricksters along the way, that just adds to the fun. Not so for some s...