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Roth Vs Traditional

Is A Self Directed IRA A Good Option?

A self directed IRA is just that, an IRA that you, the individual are in charge of what investments are placed in it.  Typically most investment firms allow you to invest in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and that’s about it.  With a self directed IRA you have far more options. …

Stock Wizard

Investing In Individual Stocks

When I first started investing back in 2002 I didn’t know much about investing at all.  My first investment was 100 shares of Red Hat, a linux company that my dad told me might be a good idea to invest in. I invested in a couple other individual stocks, and …

Setting Up Betterment Account

Setting Up My Betterment Account

I finally signed up for a Betterment account earlier this month.  I’ve wanted to start one for a while, but I wanted to wait until I had enough cash flow and a solid enough bank buffer to be able to commit $100 per month, which gives me a lower fee …

precious metals

Gold Vs. Stock Market 2008 to 2015

From time to time people ask me what I think about investing in gold.  I usually say the same thing: Buying gold is not investing, it is protecting a store of value.  Investing is when you put money into something that has action going on to generate money.  Buying stocks …