As 2021 comes to an end, we get excited about celebrating the holidays with our friends and family.  Many of us did not get to do it last year, so this holiday season feels a bit more special.  It’s natural to think about Christmas parties and family vacations.  But it’s also a great time to […]

5 Money moves to make before the end of 2021

Pay down debt or invest

Choosing between paying down debt or investing is a balancing act. I’m sure you’ve heard something like this before: “Compare the interest rate on your debt with an expected return from your investments and put your money towards the option with a higher rate.” This money advice makes sense in theory, but there are more […]

Should you pay down debt or invest?

Just a couple of months ago an idea of buying and selling crypto art using NFTs (non-fungible tokens) seemed ridiculous.  But NFT has recently become a buzzword. Many celebrities from Snoop Dogg to Paris Hilton have embraced it and made millions along the way. NFT is a type of digital asset that is selling much […]

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) Explained

If you have ever wished for a robot to do the dishes or pack school lunches in the morning, you are going to like the concept of Robo-investing.  Even though Robo-advisors are not new to the market (the first one was launched in 2008), very few people understand how robos work and the benefits of […]

All about investing with Robo-Advisors and the best Robos right now

If you are one of 9.6 million self-employed Americans, you have four great options to save for retirement:  an IRA, a solo 401(k), a SEP IRA, and a SIMPLE IRA.  If all this sounds like gibberish to you right now, don’t worry.  This post will go over everything you need to know to pick the […]

Four ways to invest for retirement if you are self-employed

Let’s talk about cleansing. Not the type where you drink kale juice for three days and walk around grumpy. I’m talking about a unique benefit of investing in index funds – its ability to self-cleanse. What is an index Let me explain.  An index fund tracks the performance of a specific index.  An index measures […]

What is Self-Cleansing of Index Funds

asset allocation

Let’s talk about the most important decision you are going to make as an investor – choosing your asset allocation. Your investing journey should start with identifying your goals, investment horizon, and level of risk you can tolerate and still sleep well at night. The next step is deciding on your asset allocation.  Think of […]

How to Choose the Right Asset Allocation

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I have a confession to make. I’ve been a longtime skeptic of cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin in particular.  I had no idea what it was, and I did not want to be bothered to dig deeper.  I told myself that I would follow Warren Buffett’s approach – I will not invest in what I don’t understand. But […]

Bitcoin – What You Need to Know Before Dipping Your Toes in Crypto Waters

Having a long-term financial plan and sticking to it is an essential part of investment success.  However, a completely “set it and forget it” approach to investing is not safe. It pays to revisit your portfolio at least once a year and check if your current asset mix is on target.  If it is off […]

How to rebalance your investment portfolio in four simple steps

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