Matt Bell is the Associate Editor at Sound Mind Investing, a popular investment newsletter that provides proven strategies for successful investing.
Investing early and often is smart money management — usually. Avoid these common mistakes and you'll keep your portfolio safe and growing.
ETFs? Index funds? Stocks? Where should you put your retirement money? It depends on your situation and goals. Here's how to decide.
If you're saving for a new car or a down payment on a house, you can boost your return in the short-term with little risk.
The advent of online education has made it easy to get a business education. And if you don't need a credential or degree — it can be free.
Think about taxes? Now? Absolutely! The tax moves you make today can pay off big next year — and long after.
Tweens and teens race into biological adulthood all on their own, but they won't advance to financial adulthood without some parental guidance. Here's what to teach.
When kids are young, investing is usually done on their behalf. However, it's possible to get kids started with their own investments at a surprisingly early age.
Investing under the influence of fear never works out well. Here are three great ways to deal with a market downturn.
Successful investors know how to get the most from compound interest and make sure they have the right asset allocation. Here's why these two investing concepts are so important.
Day-to-day money management doesn't need to take a ton of time. Here are some key steps and tools that'll help you create a super-efficient system.
Everyone needs an emergency fund, but with interest rates on savings accounts so low, where should you keep this money? Here are your options.
Investing can be one of the most intimidating parts of personal finance. But if you follow these five steps, you'll be on your way to smart, sound investing.
When you're in deep debt, bankruptcy can look appealing. However, the long way out of debt is usually the best way to get — and stay — out of debt.
No matter how big it is, you CAN pay down your debt. Start today — right now! — with this simple action plan.
If you've set a goal to lose weight or get healthy through exercise, great! Make sure you achieve your goal by following these suggestions.
Of all the ways you can waste money, paying late fees is one of the worst. Learn how to never pay another late fee again.
Sure, you recycle. But are you investing in companies that trash the planet? Here's how to find out whether your investments line up with your ideals.
If you're trying to pay off a stack of debts, the snowball method can give you the motivation you need to knock them all out. Learn how.
Holiday shopping can send your budget to the financial emergency room. Plan your shopping now, and enjoy your holiday season free of stress.
Whether you're intimidated by budgeting or are just looking for a new technique, the simple and effective envelope system can make budgeting oh-so-easy.
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