Investing

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Weekend Reading: How Market Timing Destroys Wealth

You’ve probably heard it before, but it holds steadfast and true: Boring is often better when it comes to investing.

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Weekend Reading: My Investing Nightmare

The goal of a secure retirement plan is to prevent you from staying awake at night worrying about the next financial crisis, but in the event you have an investment nightmare, what would it be?

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Weekend Reading: How to Set Smart Goals for Your Investments

I’m an avid goal-setter in many areas of my life. Needless to say, that includes my investments. They have a purpose, they’re led by a strategy but I also need to gauge if they’re on track with where I need them to go, and I’m able to do this through intentional goal-setting.

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Weekend Reading: My 'Too Hard' Pile is Pretty Big

Here’s a unique way to view your investment options, and it’s a strategy Warren Buffett and his right-hand man, Charlie Munger, utilize as well.

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Weekend Reading: What's the Ideal Asset Mix in Retirement? Is It 70/30? 60/40?

The optimal asset allocation mix for retirement isn’t clear-cut. It depends on a multitude of variables specific to you, such as age, presence of other income sources and most certainly, your risk tolerance.

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Weekend Reading: Overthinking Your Money: Avoiding Analysis Paralysis

Any time you make a decision amongst many different choices, chances are, you might experience some anxiety.

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Weekend Reading: Checking Your Portfolio Often? Stop It! It Could Affect Your Earnings

Is there such a thing as keeping too close of a watch on your portfolio? Perhaps, especially if you find yourself checking on investments daily, or even multiple times a day.

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Weekend Reading: What Investors Should Understand About Psychology

It’s human nature to have ingrained, psychological biases, but part of being a good investor involves acknowledging that bias.

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Weekend Reading: Is Buying Cryptocurrency Investing or Gambling? Here's How to Tell the Difference

A gray area exists between gambling and investing, and quite often, that is where cryptocurrency can be found.

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Weekend Reading: Quantifying the Risk-Return Tradeoff of Investing

Investing doesn’t come with a clear-cut price tag. It can often be difficult to quantify the money you pay, which can also cause you to overstate or underestimate the appropriate risk level for your financial goals and needs.

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Weekend Reading: Why FOMO Can Be Hazardous to Your Retirement Plan

You’ve seen the news headlines and social media posts; Bitcoin is the new hot investment, then Dogecoin and you can’t forget the GameStop debacle. Worth the craze? Chances are, you’ve wondered, and you might have felt a little FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) from sitting on the sidelines, too.

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Weekend Reading: 8 Ways to Invest Confidently in Retirement

If you’re still sitting in cash after the fear-laden year of 2020, it’s time to get a plan. You probably can’t sit on the sidelines forever, and you definitely shouldn’t.