No matter how much money you make, it pays to keep on top of money coming in and going out. Even if you do a good job of that, there are important times in your life when talking with a professional adviser makes sense.
Almost every major life event - finding or losing a job, getting married or divorced, having a baby, buying a home – is likely to have a major impact on your finances.
Computerized investing. Online investing. Have you taken the next step yet? These days among savvy investors, online investment resources are synonymous with opportunity.
The capabilities that we currently have at our fingertips were unavailable just ten years ago. The speed at which you can invest with an online broker, along with ease of use (you can trade in your underwear), makes traditional local brokers seem obsolete.
More and more people are taking to “active investing” rather than just sticking money in mutual funds recommended by their advisors.
Do you have the right temperament?
Starting a small business is one of the most serious decisions that a person can take in life. Positively, it often results in higher income levels than one could achieve as an employee together with the unique buzz of being your own boss but conversely it also can be stressful, will demand longer working hours and will probably reduce your ability to take long holidays.
There are three important differences between investing and trading. Overlooking them can lead to confusion. A beginning trader, for example, may use the terms interchangeably and misapply their rules with mixed and unrepeatable results. Investing and trading become more effective when their differences are clearly recognized. An investor’s goal is to take long term ownership of an instrument with a high level of confidence that it will continually increase in value.
Hundreds of thousands of businesses are formed every year. Many of them are in significant need of capital, presenting opportunities for investors.
While startup investing is not for everyone, those with a high risk tolerance can find it a stimulating and potentially rewarding pastime. The possibility of getting in on the ground floor of the next Uber or Facebook, speculative as that might be, can be compelling.
Suppose you hear about an exciting new company looking for investors.