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Investing is like owning a casino

Why Investing Isn’t Gambling, It’s Owning the Casino


Millennials aren’t investing for their future, with only 33% of millennials currently owning some form of stock, bond, mutual fund, or other investment. While the reasons vary, many millennials refer to the stock market as gambling, just too risky. But the reality is, investing in the stock market isn’t gambling, it’s owning the casino. Millennials currently have a negative savings rate, but over half…

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Investing in peak markets

Why You Should Invest, Even in Peak Markets


With the U.S. stock market continuing to hit new highs, I have been asked by some readers if they should wait to invest in the stock market. Interest rates are rising, we are over eight years into a bull market, and some pundits are starting to call for the next downturn. People are worried about investing at the peak of…

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10 Things You Should Know About the Stock Market


Everyone has heard about the stock market. You’ve seen headlines on the Dow and the S&P or heard about the SnapChat and Facebook IPOs.  Maybe your neighbor talked your ear off about that stock that was a “sure-thing”.  But since you probably didn’t have Intro to Household Finance in school along with our Woodshop and Home Ec courses, you may…

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The basics of mutual funds explained.

Mutual Fund 101


What is a mutual fund?  If I had to guess, many people who read this post will actually own mutual funds but probably couldn’t explain what they are.  So, in today’s definition download we are going to take a step back to the basics and build a financial literacy foundation by explaining mutual funds.  We will discuss what mutual funds…

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The basics of opening your first account and choosing your first funds!

How to Start Investing When You Have No Clue


As of 2016, despite an almost 8-year growth market, only 1 in 3 millennials are investing in the stock market.  There are a variety of reasons for this, including distrust of Wall Street and the weight of student loans, but the two-thirds of millennials who weren’t invested missed out on a +65% return in the market over the past five…

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