Reader Question on Investing for Beginners: Review

Today, we have a reader question about the site  If you have a question for me, feel free to send me an e-mail. Reader TA writes in: I’m wondering if you’ve heard anything about the site?  I’m interested in learning/starting how to invest, and this site looks like a good place to start […]

Asset Allocation Guide: Why to Invest in International Index Funds

If you followed the market from 2000-2009, you’ll know that US stocks got hammered.  Investing in international stocks wouldn’t have saved you from a period like that, but it could have helped.  International stocks provide some much needed diversification and tend to reduce your portfolio’s overall volatility.  In fact, since international funds make up 60% […]

My Tax Efficient Investing Plan

If the Mayans are wrong and Dec 21, 2012 doesn’t bring the end of the world, taxmageddon is still headed our way in 2013.  Income taxes are slated to go up for every single tax-paying American unless congress and Obama act.  Regardless of whether you’re for or against the proposed tax increase, it’s causing a lot of […]