Category Archives: Investing

When are You Ready to Buy a House?

When are You Ready to Buy a House?

Buying a home is a BIG financial commitment that should not be taken lightly. As with all big decisions in life, the answer to whether you are ready to buy a home is very personal. There are a lot of factors at play and only you can answer this question. This guide will give you the information to make an informed decision. I detail the costs of home ownership (both common and hidden expenses), and also give you key benchmarks to help you make the decision.Continue Reading

How To Invest In Your 401k

How To Invest In Your 401k

You graduated college and landed your first job. Congratulations! Now you are staring at this form that is having you pick what investments you want to invest inside your 401k plan. This can be an overwhelming time as most people have never invested up until now. This post will walk you through your options so that you get the most out of your 401k plan and set yourself up for investing success.Continue Reading

How to Save Money on Your Next Move

How to Save Money on Your Next Move

Moving to a new house can be an expensive and stressful process; especially after you have already gone through the process of purchasing a new property, or choosing a new home to rent. The good news is that there are ways to reduce the amount of money you spend on a move, which can also help to alleviate some of the stress.Continue Reading

Creating An Investment Portfolio That Saves You Money

Creating An Investment Portfolio That Saves You Money

When it comes to investing, our main priority is that it makes us money. We want it to grow through share appreciation, dividends and capital gains. Unfortunately, many investors don’t take into account taxes as they should. As a result, they end up not growing their portfolios as much as they potentially could. In this post, I will walk you through how to structure your portfolio so that you can save money on taxes and as a result, grow your portfolio to larger amounts.Continue Reading

Setting Investing Goals

Setting Investing Goals

When it comes to investing, you probably have set some goals for yourself. Unfortunately, they are bad goals. Don’t get me wrong, goals are important. But you have to be setting the right type of goals if you want to be successful, especially when it comes to investing. In this post, we will run through the type of goal you are probably setting now, why it’s bad and how to set the right kind of goals.Continue Reading

Staying Invested Is The Key To Long Term Success

Staying Invested Is The Key To Long Term Success

When it comes to investing, how often do you allow your emotions to make decisions for you? If you are like many investors, the answer is probably more times than you think. Sadly, when we allow our emotions to make decisions for us, we usually end up making the wrong choice. This is most true when it comes to investing. In order to make money investing, you need to stay invested for the long term.Continue Reading

Conservative Financial Decisions May Be Counter Cultural, But Is It Beneficial?

Conservative Financial Decisions May Be Counter Cultural, But Is It Beneficial?

Hard-nosed investors are accustomed to the ups and downs of high risks investments; and they make adequate preparations to absorb the shocks of loss, just as much as they would instantly cash out on a stock windfall. They have high risks tolerance; and as far as they are concerned, that is what being a wealth-minded investor is all about. No risks, no success summarizes their financial philosophy.Continue Reading

Buying A Fixer Upper To Save Money? Think Again

Buying A Fixer Upper To Save Money? Think Again

The media has made it sound like going the fixer upper route is a smart thing to do. And it is if you find a deal. The issue is there are lots of pitfalls along the way. This post will show you that buying the lower priced fixer upper may not always be the smartest way to save some money on a new house.Continue Reading

Saving For Retirement: Just Do It

Saving For Retirement: Just Do It

Saving for retirement can be done. I can say this because I understand how saving and interest work. Most people do not. They simply see that they have $2,500 in their 401k plan and therefore are short $997,500. That number is defeating and so they just give up.Continue Reading

Chart Analysis For Beginners By Xtrade Europe Expert Traders

Chart Analysis For Beginners By Xtrade Europe Expert Traders

Well the tile might be a little misleading – there are no pie charts in forex, however analytics are a big part of your daily trading routine. At XTrade Europe Academy, daily reports offer a detailed analysis of price points over the course of a 24-hour trading period. The activity is displayed in the form of “Japanese candlesticks” (More info further down) to give you highs, lows and current price levels which you can use for your own trading strategy as well as an explanation of the activity. XTrade Europe and other online trading platforms should offer out these reports twice a day.Continue Reading