Archive for: Investing

Should You Delay Retirement Contributions To Pay Off Debt?

Should You Delay Retirement Contributions To Pay Off Debt

Should you postpone contributing to your 401(k) to pay off debt? When it makes sense to delay investing until you debt is paid off.

5 Easy Ways To Start Investing With Little Money

How to Start Investing When You Have Very Little Money

Investing even very small amounts can reap big rewards. Here are 5 ways you can start investing with little money today.

How We Save: Acorns Co-founder Jeff Cruttenden Wants To Make Investing Easy For Everyone

Jeff Caruttenden, CEO of Acorns

Jeff Cruttenden picked his first stock when he was 11 years old. Now, he’s co-founded Acorns, an app that rounds up your debit and credit card purchases and invests the difference for you.

If You Still Don’t Believe In The Power Of Compound Interest, You Have To See This

The power of compounding interest is even more powerful than you might think; here's why.

Invest young and the power of compound interest will make you rich. Really? Yes, really. Here’s a super-simple example that will knock your socks off.

The Backdoor Roth IRA: How To Open A Roth, Even If You Earn Too Much

How to open a Roth IRA even if you earn too much.

Roth IRAs have traditionally been off-limits to savers who earn too much. But the Backdoor Roth IRA is a tax loophole that allows anyone to open a Roth IRA. Here’s how.

Stop! Never Withdraw From Your 401(k) To Pay Creditors

Who Can Seize What You’ve Saved In Your 401k-

Withdrawing from your 401(k) can be a tempting way to pay overdue bills, but it’s almost always a mistake. The IRS is the only creditor who can legally seize assets in your 401(k).

How We Save: For Nicholas Befort, Good Money Habits Are All In The Family

How We Safe: Nicholas Befort

Nicholas Befort, 29, learned good money habits from his father, a financial advisor. How the lessons helped him get off to a good financial start and follow his father into a financial services career.

Think You Can Beat The S&P 500 This Year? Let’s Try (Grow Your Dough Challenge 2.0)

Can you beat the S&P 500? The grow your dough challenge 2.0

Successful long-term investing requires patiently sitting on your money like a hen on eggs. But sometimes it’s OK to have a little fun and experiment. In the second Grow Your Dough Challenge, 20 bloggers compete for the best investment returns of 2015. Play along. Think YOU can beat the S&P 500?

8 Fresh Investment Ideas For 2015

New Year's Revolutions- Ten fresh investment ideas for 2015

The new year is a great time to reevaluate your investments. Spend this time taking a good look at the economic environment and make any adjustments you see fit. With interest rates set to rise, you may want to double check your bond holdings. Also, oil and banks may see a comeback this year.

5 “Robo Advisors” That Are Forever Changing How We Invest

How robo advisors are changing the way we invest.

Want to start investing but don’t know where to start? Here is a quick review of five companies that have automated the process of helping you choose the proper investments. “Robo-advising” is a great way to make sure your portfolio is well diversified and meets your goals and needs.