Personal Finance Is Boring

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Almost every single good financial move you can make is, in the long run, pretty boring. Tracking your spending is boring. Spending less than you earn is boring. Index investing is boring. Good insurance is REALLY, REALLY boring. But don't confuse boring with ineffective. Or more importantly, don't confuse exciting with good.

8 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Investing in Anything

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It's not hard to find new opinions about how you should be investing. Everyone's got an angle on what the stock market is going to do next, which company is set to take off, or which mix of investments is bound to outperform. So how do you choose which investments are right for your specific goals? These eight questions will help you decide.

Is Now a Good Time to Invest?

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One of the most common questions I get is some version of this: "I have some money I want to invest but I'm worried that the stock market might fall soon. Is now a good time to invest or do you think I should wait for the drop?" Here's my answer: Yes, now is a good time to invest... but not necessarily for the reasons you're asking about.

Should You Invest with a Robo-Advisor?

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Robo-advisors have broken onto the investment scene in a big way over the past few years, promising state-of-the-art investment portfolios with rock-bottom fees, no matter how much money you have to invest. But are they right for you? Let's break down the pros, cons, and alternatives to help you decide.

How Much Does Financial Freedom Cost?

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Financial independence is the freedom to make decisions based on what makes you happy instead of what makes you money. It's the ultimate financial goal AND you can get there a lot sooner than you think. So, how much money do you need to be fully independent? And how much financial freedom do you already have? Let's run the numbers...

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