"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." -Eleanor Roosevelt

How recent grads can learn the investment ropes

Tweet How recent grads can learn the investment ropes By Walter Updegrave From CNN Money (Money Magazine) — Question: I’m a recent college graduate who has a decent job that pays the bills. I also have around $10,000 in a savings account and contribute $100 a month to my 401(k). How should I begin to invest […]

Investing 101: How Bonds Are Priced

July 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Blog, Investing, Investing Basics

Tweet Investing 101: How Bonds Are Priced By Michael C. Thomsett From Mint.com Editor’s Note: Few things can kill a cocktail conversation like bond talk — and we are obviously not talking about the kind of bond preceded by “James.” Not only do most people think bonds are boring, they also find them incredibly confusing. If […]

Record low mortgage rates, but are they beneficial?

June 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Blog, Credit & Debt, home, Investing, Mortgages, Real Estate

Tweet By Colin Barr From Fortune Magazine Online Mortgage rates hit a record low this week, but few people will be taking advantage. Freddie Mac said Thursday the going rate on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage fell to 4.69%, its lowest level since the company started keeping track 38 years ago. The news comes as […]