Category Archives: Investing

When It Comes To Investing, Just Do It

When It Comes To Investing, Just Do It

I’ve worked in the investment industry for close to 15 years. I’ve encountered many different people during this time, from those new to investing to those that have been investing their money for the better part of 50 years. At the end of the day though, they all have one thing in common: they followed through and got started.Continue Reading

Rolling Over An Old 401K Plan. Should You Do It?

Rolling Over An Old 401K Plan. Should You Do It?

If you left your job for a new one or were laid off, odds are you left your old 401k plan at that employer. You probably thought you would take care of it later or maybe you never even thought twice about it. But forgetting about it is the last thing you want to do. And the reason isn’t just because in 20 years you may completely forget about it, though that is a valid reason.Continue Reading

Should You Be Investing Internationally?

Should You Be Investing Internationally?

Open up any investing book and it will talk about the idea of diversification. This is the idea that you shouldn’t have all of your eggs in one basket as the old saying goes. When it comes to investing, some of these eggs are to be invested internationally, or so the experts tell us. Up until recently, no one really questioned this advice. But now more and more investment professionals are. Do you really need to invest internationally? Continue Reading

How to Respond to Stock Market Woes

How to Respond to Stock Market Woes

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know the stock market has been volatile lately. As of this writing, we have dropped roughly 2,000 points in the Dow Jones, which translates into around a 10% drop. What makes things even crazier is that we will start the day with the stock market positive 300 points only to close 6 hours later at a negative 200 points or vice versa. So how do you deal with this volatility?Continue Reading

Don’t Buy a Home Too Early! Here’s What Could Happen If You Do

Don’t Buy a Home Too Early! Here’s What Could Happen If You Do

Two years ago we felt good about exploring all types of housing when we were planning the move to Boston. It was difficult to find an affordable apartment to rent, so we explored buying a home of our own – or technically, a condo of our own. As many of you already know, we have since bought a home. Knowing what I know now, I’m really glad that we didn’t buy a home a year before we decided to make the leap – because we wouldn’t have been ready.Continue Reading

The Easiest Way to Increase Your Investments

The Easiest Way to Increase Your Investments

After you have done any activity for several consecutive years, whether its a hobby, sport, etc., you begin to learn not only about the thing that you are doing, but about yourself. The same is true for investing. I’ve learnt more about myself in the past nine months and what it takes for me to be a good investor than I have in the previous three years. As a result, there’s one simple lesson that took me years to learn that you can learn in under 10 minutes.Continue Reading

Is Owning a Home Worth It? 9 Month Recap

Is Owning a Home Worth It? 9 Month Recap

I can’t believe that my wife and I have owned our home for over 9 months now. Since it’s been almost a year, I thought it would be appropriate to review if owning a home is really worth it, both financially and in general (because, don’t forget, not everything is just about money).Continue Reading

3 Ways NOT to Respond to the Stock Market Crash

3 Ways NOT to Respond to the Stock Market Crash

I’ve talked to several friends and colleagues who are worried about losing more money, swearing off the stock market, and so much more. While I understand that it feels horrible to lose 10% of your investments in such a short period of time, these are novice mistakes. How you react to a stock market crash is a telling sign of your experience as an investor.Continue Reading

Using Time To Your Advantage

Using Time To Your Advantage

Do you value your time? Do you do things now that will pay off in the future? Many of us tend to focus on earning money and not so much on time. But this is a recipe for disaster. In fact, you need to take time into account when you are deciding on earning money. After all, the saying ‘time is money’ is very true. Below, learn how to use time to your advantage so you get the most out of life.Continue Reading

Things that Affect the Market

Things that Affect the Market

Wall Street is a fascinating place. Every single day of the week whole businesses are bought and sold based on years of future earnings, but a single day can send investors into a panic. You’ve seen articles summarizing a previous trading day. Headlines explain the market’s rise or fall often with a single data point. “Stocks rise 2% as home sales surge!” or “Wall Street ends winning streak on profit taking” are stories you’ve likely seen before. Every move on Wall Street has a cause, at least that’s what the newspapers tell us.Continue Reading