Tips for Investing in Gold

Tips for Investing in Gold

Gold is the age-old hedge against economic catastrophe. When the stock market crashes, disease pandemics break out, terrorists attack, or the value of local currency plummets, people convert their paper money into gold. The basic reason is simple. Throughout history gold has been a highly valued and treasured commodity.

What Would You Do If You Had $10,000?

What Would You Do If You Had $10,000?

Have you ever thought about what you would do if you suddenly had a $10,000 windfall? Perhaps a relative left you a portion of their estate, or maybe you win the lottery (which I wouldn’t recommend playing by the way), or you have an anonymous check show up in your mailbox with no explanation. What […]

Flip Houses or Rent Out Real Estate?

Flip Houses or Rent Out Real Estate?

Have you ever thought about flipping houses on the side? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to buy real estate and rent out your property to make a consistent semi-passive monthly income? Both strategies can potentially make money, but is one option better than the other?

Should I Buy Stock in the Company I Work For?

Should I Buy Stock in the Company I Work For?

Millions of people in the United States work at public companies with stock available for purchase. Some of these companies give employees stock for free, others offer company stock to employees at a discount, many commonly offer company stock as a portion of 401(k) plans. While many of us are loyal and believe in the […]

Tracking Stocks Online

Tracking Stocks Online

While I suggest new investors always buy diverse funds like an S&P 500 index fund to start, if you are building a larger portfolio and want to try your skill picking individual stocks, it is important to keep track of your investments. Each investment tracking site is different, so be sure to pick one you […]

What To Do With a Public Employee Retirement Account?

What To Do With a Public Employee Retirement Account?

A reader sent me a note asking for ideas on moving to a new job after working for the State of Colorado, where the retirement plans are run by an organization called PERA. PERA works sort of like a pension plan and sort of like a 401(k). Read the question, and my answers, below.

3 Simple Ways to Save For Retirement on a Budget

3 Simple Ways to Save For Retirement on a Budget

A few months ago I talked about what to do if you felt that you could not afford to save for retirement and it spurred some good discussion for many that are facing that challenge. Another factor that many face in regards to saving for retirement is finding simple ways to do it and this […]

March 2014 Earnings and Investments Update

March 2014 Earnings and Investments Update

I just returned from the first of my wedding related trips, this one to Santa Barbara, and I’m excited for the adventures ahead. I just shared a new post on travel hacking, and have to say I’m loving some of the recent benefits, like waiting for my flight in the United Club lounge instead of […]

Get Rich By Doing It Slowly

Get Rich By Doing It Slowly

Have you ever had the urge to get rich? To go out to eat whenever you wanted, buy that perfect cottage on the lake, and travel to every possible country you can think of? It sure sounds nice doesn’t it? Many people actually have this lifestyle, but there’s just one problem – they are NOT […]