Mutual Funds

Mutual Funds: What They Are, How They Work and How to Invest in Them

Chances are, when you go to the supermarket, you don’t fill your cart up with just one item. Instead, you buy vegetables, pasta, cheese, fresh bread, maybe a nice bottle of wine — all the various ingredients you need to create a delicious meal. It’s similar to investing in mutual funds. You put your money […]


22 Bizarre Investing Terms, Explained

From baseball’s food-themed pickle and rhubarb to photography’s Uncle Bob and Shutter Nutters, seemingly every industry has insider vocabulary. If you’re thinking about investing in the market, you might’ve come across some odd investing terminology. But don’t let it act as a roadblock to building wealth. Deciphering stock market lingo isn’t remotely as tough as, […]


Start Investing: Digital Tools to Track Your Investments

When you hear a song but can’t place the title or artist, you Shazam it. And if there’s a person, place, thing or idea that you want to know more about, chances are, you hit up Wikipedia. So when you need help tracking your investments and potential wealth building opportunities, follow suit and try these […]


What’s the Difference Between Options and Stocks?

Building a portfolio can be like dining out. You have lots of choices (chicken or beef? French fries or side salad?), but not all of them suit your appetite. Stocks may be your go-to pick, but options can also be a wise choice for your portfolio. Whether you’re deciding between options vs. stocks or leaning […]


Understanding the Tax Implications of Stock Trading

Whether you mapped out an investment strategy for months or certain stock news quickly piqued your interest in the market, you might not have given much thought to your taxes. Read on to learn how investment returns can impact your tax return. Taxes on Stocks Investing in and trading stocks can be a great tool […]


Types of Investing: The Inspiration You Need to Get Started

From far away, the road to financial wellness might look steep, winding, or cluttered with roadblocks. But the truth is, it doesn’t have to be as bumpy a ride as it first appears. In fact, the key to taking control of the financial steering wheel is in your hands — you just have to grab […]


Taking Stock: 3 Steps to Start Investing

Whether you’re looking to expand your portfolio with new stock picks or you’re an investing novice ready to dive into the world of trading, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to picking stocks. There are thousands of stocks to choose from, so how do you narrow it down? Lindsey […]


ETF Basics for Beginners

Diving into the stock market head-first can be intimidating — where do you even begin? If you’re a self-directed investor, the idea of having to pick out all your own investments could be enough to keep you from getting started. But rather than just focusing on individual stocks, getting started with exchange-traded funds (ETFs) might […]


What Are Dividends and How Do They Work?

Whether you’re an active trader who dives into the deep end of the market or a passive investor who rides out waves of volatility, dividends are one way your investments can make a splash in your portfolio. Whether or not stock prices ebb and flow with market changes, dividends are another way to generate a […]


Five Basic Principles of Investing

If you’re feeling a little lost on your investing journey right now, you’re not alone. Stocks are making record highs, yet we’re still stuck in a global pandemic and feelings seem to overpower logic. Investing in a normal environment can be a daunting experience, so it’s understandable if you’re a little overwhelmed now. The noise […]

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