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5 Common — and Costly — Investing Myths

Myths about investing are costly. They can lead you to take too much risk, or too little, or avoid investing altogether, which likely is the most costly mistake of them all. Here are some common investing myths — from the belief that investing is...

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Investing

Five thousand dollars. That’s how much Emma was ready to invest. Or so she thought. When it came time to commit, she was acutely aware that rather than grow, it could shrink. Even after all the research — and knowing that this was a step into...

5 Ways to Source Impact Investments

So you’ve decided to do some impact investing. One of the things you need to be able to do is search out the right opportunities for you. 1. Find companies with rewards-based funding Visit Indiegogo, Kickstarter, Plum Alley and any number of the...

How to Gauge Your Risk Tolerance

I can recall the day vividly.  “This is like the other ones I’ve been on, right?” I asked my dad.   “Sure,” he replied, “You’ll love it!”   I sat next to my father, a hesitant smile on my face, as the man fastened the safety bar over our laps. Our...

5 Common — and Costly — Investing Mistakes

Survey after survey shows that women are less confident about making wise financial decisions despite feeling more financially secure, that we’re more likely to defer to a partner in making important money decisions and that some of us have no...

What Grocery Shopping Can Teach You About Investing

My clients often tell me that investing is one of the scariest things about their financial life. They know that investing is a time-tested way to grow their savings. They’ve heard a dozen times that to retire, they’ll need to start saving now....

Invest in Your Community for as Little as $20

People often focus on investing in emerging markets when they talk about impact investing. Yes, access to clean water, healthcare, nutrition, access to lighting are absolutely essential in emerging economies. But what about the challenges faced...

Dow Flirts With 17,000, but Most People Missed the Ride

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a hair’s breadth from crossing the 17,000 mark. But is that really reason to celebrate? The sentiment on Wall Street may be that our long national fiscal nightmare is finally over, but the stock market is just...

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