Category Archives: Investing

The Dos and Don’ts of Financial Gift Giving

When looking for the perfect gift for the relative who has everything, there are most likely very few things that have crossed your mind. You most likely considered cash or gift cards, but knew that the enjoyment of the gift would be gone the second it was spent. You want […]

Organize your Personal Finances

Are you chuckling at the idea of the words ‘organize’ and ‘finances’ in the same sentence? Then this article is for you. Getting on top of the money in your pocket and bank accounts is easy with this 3 step guide: 1. Take Stock Doing a reality check of all […]

Just What is a Roth IRA?

The Roth Individual Retirement Arrangement (or Roth IRA) is a system of saving for retirement and is named after the senator who promoted it.  This is an alternative saving system and while there are plenty of standard IRA plans it can be difficult to choose the right one.  Many people […]

The Debate Over Gold as an Investment

With the recent string of volatility in financial markets around the world, gold has become one of the hot-button topics in the investment world. Some say that because gold is a tangible commodity whose value is relative to its scarcity rather than its relation to the volatile global economy, it […]

Facts on Investing in Gold

With the current economy seemingly in shambles, most investors are taking it easy when it comes to putting people’s money in the volatile stock market. With the media reporting about the Tea Party’s dissatisfaction over the country’s direction, the entire European Union having to bail Greece out of debt, and […]

The Four Percent Rule for Retirement

For those who are not familiar with the “four percent rule”, it is the guideline that retirees should live off of four percent of their portfolio’s value in their first year of retirement [I.E. $20,000 on a $500,000 portfolio] and adjust it upwards with inflation each year.  Going by the […]

Understanding Investments In The Stock Market

Even in times of economic struggles, there is no reason to shy away from the stock market. Investing is a long term strategy that will see your money go through many different stages. As much as it might hurt to see what stocks are doing now, it will certainly rebound […]