cheating on my ETFs with Tesla

Confession Wednesday … I am cheating on my ETFs with Tesla!

This month I have done something I wouldn’t normally have dared to do even a year ago.  Instead of investing in my trusty ETFs with low expense ratios and great return potential, I invested in individual stocks instead. *gasp* While this is certainly not something earth-shattering as a bazillion investors have done so before me, it is unusual at best for someone who has always walked on the “careful investor” side of things.  So why continue reading…

choose your investments wisely

Part 4 – How to choose your investments wisely on behalf of your future self!

Most recently,  I pondered all the money and life lessons I would give my younger self.  And you guys echoed the sentiment with life lessons of your own, such as … … letting go and moving on, instead of dwelling – NZ Muse … taking calculated risks and chances – Need2Save When I write a follow-up post in a few years from now, I would like to have nothing to say.  Yes, you heard right.  continue reading…

How to set up an online brokerage account

Part 3 – How to Set Up an Online Brokerage Account

Over the past few years, I have had many conversations with friends and family about retirement goals and dreams.  This included talks about their strategies as to how they planned on making it to the finish line.  401(k)s and other employer-sponsored retirement vehicles were mentioned frequently.  But what appeared to be missing more often than not was the online brokerage account.  I myself embarked on this particular adventure myself and there’s nothing better than sharing.  continue reading…

Part 2 - Index Investing and why it is the simple way of coming out up top

Part 2 – Index Investing and why it is the simple way of coming out up top

The world of investing comes with a plethora of options.  Real estate, stocks, bonds, actual options…  Dizzy yet?  I would be!  Clearly, it can easily turn into pandora’s box if not careful.  I don’t care to compete with Wallstreet brokers.  And hiring (and paying) so-called advisors for something I was able to easily learn and do myself was certainly not going to happen.  So I turned to Index Investing … every novice investor’s dream come true. continue reading…

Part 1 - investing in stocks online for beginners

Part I – Investing in stocks online for beginners … what to expect and not expect!

I think it is time for us to venture into the ‘not so scary’ world of investing.  But before we do so, let’s make on thing clear, being apprehensive at first about funneling your money into the stock market is normal.  We’ve all been there.  Keep reading and we will work on turning that apprehension into excitement!  So without further ado … part one of dipping your toes into the waters of investing … “investing in continue reading…