The Unlucky Long Term Investor Still Makes Money

The Unlucky Long Term Investor Still Makes Money

It's sometimes hard to be a long term investor. The stock market moves up slowly but can drop quickly. The pain of loss has more impact than the elation of gain. Right now, we're in a spot where a long term investor has had a great run. Those who entered the market after the crash [...]

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What is an Emergency Fund and Why You Need One

What is an Emergency Fund and Why You Need One

Let's talk about the good old emergency fund. After all, it's an important part of any financial plan. Emergencies and/or unexpected situations do crop up and it's always good to have something around for those scenarios. If you're not already familiar, an emergency fund is money set aside for unforeseen emergencies. These aren't any run [...]

9 Financial Bloggers Talk About Their Favorite Investing Books

9 Financial Bloggers Talk About Their Favorite Investing Books

[This article on favorite investing books may contain affiliate links for which I receive a commission at no cost to you. I only recommend products I use and trust.] One of the best ways to learn about money is through investing books. Not everyone has time to take a class but a good book can [...]

401k and IRA contributions limits for 2019 are going up!

401k and IRA contributions limits for 2019 are going up!

Our good pal, the IRS has issued guidance on contribution limits for 2019. The news is good for those already maxing out their tax-advantaged space or planning to do so next year. According to the IRS news release, 401k, 403b and most 457 plans are changing from an $18,500 max to $19,000 next year. That's [...]