Peer to peer lending has been a hot topic on personal finance blogs for the last year or so. Lots of people are promoting it as a good way to make decent returns on your money – even in a tough economy like we’re in (Some might argue that it’s because of the hard times we’re […]
What Does The Bible Have To Do With Finances? The Bible is very clear about how we should handle our finances. God wants to abundantly bless those who obey His Word in this all-important area. Why do you think there are more than twenty-three hundred verses in the Bible about money? Is it a coincidence? […]
Assuming you are investing for future retirement, you should seriously consider the Roth IRA (Individual Retirement Account). I am already a huge fan of the Roth, but as the national debt increases with each federal bailout, the Roth is looking better all of the time. Let me explain why. Save Taxes on Down The Road […]
One day the stock market is down 300 points, the next it’s up 300; it’s a hard time to invest in the stock market isn’t? It’s like seeing a swarm of sharks in the water and trying to convince yourself it’s OK to jump in. I totally understand because I feel the exact same way. […]
There is conventional wisdom that you should save and invest 15% for retirement. Where does that come from and will investing that much be enough for you?
Our economy is in a downturn, investments are tanking, and every day the market reaches new lows. It can be hard to stay focused through it all and not panic. Unfortunately it seems like most investors in the market HAVE panicked already, and their fear is self-fulfilling. They’re afraid the market will tank, so when […]
With the economy in the middle of a giant plunge, it is getting harder and harder not to feel a little panicked when you watch your 401k balance drop by $10-20,000 or more. In the last 6 months my wife and I have watched our 401k do just that. A poll on CNN Money says […]
Learning To Invest A while back I talked about investing tips that we learned in our Financial Peace University class. Among the key things we learned was that you should be out of debt before investing (except mortgage), you NEED to diversify your holdings or risk losing it all, and only work with financial advisers […]