Passive investing 102: What is passive investing?

Pas-sive – not reacting visibly to something that might be expected to produce manifestations of an emotion or feeling. Dictionary.com In most areas of life, being active is seen as the optimal choice. “Pursue your dreams.” “Take life by the horns.” “Don’t sit back and wait for life to happen to you.” However, when investing, being active can be a costly choice. Common Misconceptions: Often, … Continue reading Passive investing 102: What is passive investing?

Passive investing 101 – Surviving and thriving in chaotic times

During these turbulent times it is easy for investors to make poor decisions, such as changing your investing strategy. In their recent newsletter, Edward Jones said that the “hardest part of investing is the one we have the most control over – our emotions.” Historically, people make the wrong investment decisions because they act emotionally. When the market crashes, the best option is to buy … Continue reading Passive investing 101 – Surviving and thriving in chaotic times

Investing 105 – It’s automatic, it’s systematic, it’s hydromatic: Investing with apps – Stash

Stash – Budget, Invest, and Plan Stash is a more user-friendly app and focuses on educating investors on how to best pick investments and balance a portfolio along with other financial advice. The app is not as straight forward as Robinhood where you click and buy; however, Stash offers DRIP and automated investing. The cost of Stash varies based on what you are using it … Continue reading Investing 105 – It’s automatic, it’s systematic, it’s hydromatic: Investing with apps – Stash

Investing 104 – Don’t worry, be happy: Investing with apps – Acorns

Acorns – Set it and forget about it! Grow your financial “Oak Tree” slow and steady over time. Acorns follows the KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid – method of investing. Where Robinhood (see previous post) gave flexibility, Acorns helps you determine a portfolio that is the right mix of risk and return for you and that’s it. Further, Ascorn is all about small recurring … Continue reading Investing 104 – Don’t worry, be happy: Investing with apps – Acorns

Investing 103 – I want it that way: How to invest with apps – Robinhood

If you decide to invest on your own, there are a number of apps with commission-free and low cost options. Here, I will (1) describe the apps; (2) describe the pros and cons of each app; and (3) identify which type of investor each app is best for. Also, I will provide my referral link for each app. If you want to try an app, … Continue reading Investing 103 – I want it that way: How to invest with apps – Robinhood

Investing 102 – Where do I begin?

Once you understand the basic concept of investing – your money makes money for you – and decide to begin investing, where should you start? Different financial experts have different opinions on this, of course. First, most agree that you should find a financial advisor. Despite costing fees, sound financial guidance will save you far more than the cost of the advisor. Second, you should … Continue reading Investing 102 – Where do I begin?