Invest Locally: Washington State

Invest Locally

Every locality has its own set of “Hometown Heroes”  i.e. companies that are based locally that are well known and provide local jobs and services.  By supporting local businesses, you’re supporting your community and increasing jobs for those in your city or state. Legendary, investor Peter Lynch recommends investing in local companies that you know […]

Achieving Financial Security in the UK: Are You Making The Most Of Your Money?

Achieving financial security

Money doesn’t quite make the world go round, but most people would agree that financial security sure makes it easier to have a relaxed and happy lifestyle. Unfortunately, achieving financial security is more dream than reality for a lot of people. There are mortgages to be paid off; university funds to be saved for; and the […]

1, 2, 3 CD: Saving for the Future

Don't put all of your investiments in one place

Financial planning is the key to survival in a tough economy. The success to family finances is dependent on saving every nickel and dime there is to spare. But what do you do with that money once the piggy bank is full? A wise finance-savvy couple will seek to maximize the return on investment while […]

Investing in Your Future: As Easy as 1, 2, 3

Investing the right way

Start the money ball rolling by putting a few dollars away and before long you’ll  be able to develop a whole new approach to money… a little less focus on getting the next shiny object and more on building long term sustainable wealth. Saving will not only boost your financial security and your credit scores but it will also reduce stress and worry […]

Does It Make Sense to Pay High Mutual Fund Fees?

Avoid high mutual fund fees with ETFs

We’ve recently written a couple articles on ETFs—exchange traded funds—to help investors understand the difference between them and mutual funds and to show how for nearly every mutual fund you can find an nearly identical ETF that charges much less in fees. And each time we come out with a new article we get even […]

How to Choose a Financial Advisor

Investment Advisors

By Dennis Miller Ninety-eight percent of insurance brokers do not know how to use life insurance optimally. That, anyway, is what one reader wrote in to tell me. I chuckled as I thought to myself, “You could substitute any profession for ‘insurance broker’ – lawyer, salesperson, politician, etc. – and that statement would still ring […]

Wise Money: Six Investments To Consider

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When the stock market is on shaky footing it’s usually a good time to look into non-traditional investments. While most people think of investments as stocks and bonds, an investment is really anything you put money into in hopes of making more money later. There are many types of investments that you can put your […]

Important Things to Know Before You Buy Gold Bars

Gold Bars

Why buy gold bars? Gold bars are probably one of the most sensible investments today. Gold has been a store of value for thousands of years. For all these years, it has been known for its luster, beauty and brilliance and in modern times it has been found to be one of the best conductors […]