Elf and Fee Spotters United! Fees, Fees, beware of FEES!

I'd like to call to order the 1st Annual Elf and Fee Spotters United meeting.  Today we will be talking about the latest elf spotting (insert short Trooper jokes here) and paying attention to the fees that are killing your portfolio's future returns.  I would love to say that both elf spotters and investment fees … Continue reading Elf and Fee Spotters United! Fees, Fees, beware of FEES!

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Index Funds vs. Actively Managed Funds… so important it’s not boring!

Now that we have established the fundamental differences between Index Funds and Actively Managed funds (Investing basics can be found here).  Index Funds match the returns of the benchmarks or specific stock market tracking.  While Actively Managed funds try to outperform the benchmarks. Outperforming the stock market sounds great doesn't it!  According to Investopedia.com many … Continue reading Index Funds vs. Actively Managed Funds… so important it’s not boring!

Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, and the Stock Market!

"You should invest!  Start early!"  Said the older and wise Troopers I trained under.  As I walked into a downtown skyscraper to sign up for my work sponsored Deferred Compensation Plan (457b/401a) I thought to myself, you're 21 years old, you know what you're doing.  First question the adviser asked me was "what is your … Continue reading Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, and the Stock Market!