Do you know the difference between A, B and C mutual fund shares? Or how a no-load fund differs from a C share? Learning these distinctions could save you thousands in investment expenses over your lifetime.
Let’s proceed carefully. Although I’ve done it once or twice before, I try to avoid recommending individual stocks or funds. Such “picks” are a dime a dozen on other blogs, in major financial magazines or on Jim Cramer’s TV shows. At best, investing in stocks and funds featured in the media won’t hurt you. The […]
Earth Day is an annual reminder of things we can do as individuals to help preserve our habitat and the resources that sustain us. When we think about living green, recycling, buying locally, or trading in the SUV for a Prius usually come to mind. Not coincidentally, these green practices may result in having more green […]
When picking a mutual fund you have two main things to consider, your investing goals and the funds management style. Your investing goals depend on your investment time frame. The funds management style includes fees incurred and overall performance. If you find a mutual fund that meets your investing time frame, with low fees, and good performance you may have yourself a winner.
So, you found the perfect mutual fund for your investment goals. Before you invest, do you know how much that mutual fund costs? Last week, I wrote a beginner’s guide to mutual funds. As I said, mutual funds are ideal investments for new investors and anybody who wants to take advantage of the stock market’s […]
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the best places for new investors to open investing accounts. But a complementary decision (and, perhaps, a more important one) isn’t where to invest, but how. I began to answer that question recently as well, in my review of The Investment Answer. It’s a book that […]