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The Case for Simple Investing

Average investor returns versus markets, 1990-2009.

It’s not very often that the best way to do something is also the easiest. However, investing is one of those things. The more you fiddle with it the worse your returns are likely to be. Which is really great news. It means the average busy person with limited investment knowledge can still do great in the markets.

How to Research a Mutual Fund

Trying to pick the right mutual fund can seem like trying to find a needle in a haystack. The entire process can seem endless with hundreds of fund companies offering thousands of different mutual funds. Don’t fret! We’re here to help. There are specific criteria that you should use to evaluate whether a fund is […]

Where’s the Best Place to Open an IRA?

Vanguard provides high quality, low-cost mutual funds, making it a great place to open an IRA.

I’ve been bugging my wife to open an individual retirement account (IRA) in addition to her state retirement plan. Of course, she’s looking to me for the basics like…”OK, where do I open the account?” Easy question; tricky answer. I’ve held IRAs in two places. A few years back I rolled over a 401(k) to […]