Investing

What Bitcoin Reminds Us About Investing Basics

What Bitcoin Reminds Us About Investing Basics

Past performance is not necessarily an indication of future growth. Still, if you really want to try and “get in on the action,” that’s understandable. Remember to make sure you consider all the factors influencing an investment’s future performance—and please, know how much risk you can really afford take.
How to Save $1 Million

How to Save $1 Million

The elusive million dollar milestone…is it reachable? Well, in short, yes. But not without some careful planning and discipline. Time is a key factor, of course. It all depends on your age, when you plan to retire, what kinds…

10 Investing Questions Explained in Plain English

10 Investing Questions Explained in Plain English

Investing seems largely out of reach to many people (and Wall Street has especially shut out women). But it doesn’t have to be inaccessible or scary if you have basic knowledge to bolster your confidence. Here, we build on…

10 Basic Investing Questions — Answered

10 Basic Investing Questions — Answered

At first blush, investing may seem inaccessible and confusing. But it’s a fairly simple concept. Here’s the gist: Investors (like you) buy a piece of a company or lend money to a company (or to the government) in…

How Risky Is It to Invest in Options?

How Risky Is It to Invest in Options?

I’ve heard that options are risky investments. Is that true? How do they work? — Tara, Connecticut 

Options have the unfair reputation of being considered riskier than other investment vehicles. For instance, in a book written by a well-respected…

10 Reasons You’re Not Rich Yet

10 Reasons You’re Not Rich Yet

As a financial advisor, I have spent many years helping other people overcome financial stumbling blocks so they can become rich. Ironically, the one person I have had the most trouble helping is myself.

Being “rich” can mean different things…

What Does it Mean to ‘Short’ a Stock?

What Does it Mean to ‘Short’ a Stock?

When watching a sports game, would you bet on who’s going to lose? Essentially what “short-sellers” do is: They bet that a stock, sector or broader benchmark will fall in price.
What does it mean…

How to Protect Yourself from Another Madoff

How to Protect Yourself from Another Madoff

Do you really know how your financial advisor is managing your money?

The Wizard of Lies, HBO’s new Bernie Madoff movie premiering tonight, is a harrowing reminder of how important it is to understand how your long-term investments…

Investing in Your 20s and 30s (Part 3)

Investing in Your 20s and 30s (Part 3)

Last month I shared with you an article about how you can invest your money, and the feature before that I explained why investing is so important. Today, as promised, I will walk you through exactly how to choose the…