A number of friends and family have had questions relating to Retirement Planning, Investing and other financial oriented questions. Here I supply some information related to various topics associated with financing.
Most data presented here is dated. Tax laws, stock quotes and the general economy changes on a regular basis (yearly, weekly, daily). Information provided here is just the starting point. It is up to you to ensure you have the latest information.
Guidance and advice provided here is just my opinion. Guidance and information is just from what I have learned through the years. I have no degree associated with money, and have no certifications associated with finance. Take all information provided here with a grain of salt and verify with other resources before making a decision.
Your situation is unique - Advice or recommendations provided here may NOT be appropriate for your situation. Financial moves and investments that a person in their early 20's may be completely in appropriate for someone who is retired. Also investment considerations and moves are dependent upon what your total financial resources are. Consider if the advice given is appropriate for your situation.
Kiplinger's Personal Finance - Good basic finance magazine.
Kiplinger's Retirement Report - Great resource for people preparing for retirement (5-10yrs) and those retired.
Kiplinger's Investment for Income - Exactly what the title indicates. If you are looking for investments to generate income this is great.
Planet Money - Anything having to do with the economy. Always interesting.
Kiplinger - Great overall trusted resource
Investopedia - Good source of information
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Frontline: The Retirement Gamble (Video, 52minutes) - This will open your eyes to financial institutions and hopefully motivate you to take control of your financial future, because no one else will.
H & R Block Tax Preparers Class - One of the best investments I have ever made. This helps you to understand the rules of the game and will enable you to do your own taxes. Course cost about $150, total class time is 73 hours.
Investopedia Academy: Investing for Beginners - Completely online this course is a series of short videos covering most topics a beginner needs to know. I would think of this as a one day seminar on basics of investing. Cost is listed as $199 but you may be able to get a discount (Try BX2020 it might get you 15% off). they state you will have access to the material for your lifetime. A good investment if you are serious about understanding the fundamentals of investing.
2021-01-17 Investing 101 - Discussion on investment options including Stock, Bonds Mutual Funds Et al.
2020-12-20 Review of Vehicles for Retirement - Discussion on various options for saving for retirement.
2020-12-13 Using the Investment Spreadsheet - Review the spreadsheet created for comparing stocks and funds.
There are a myriad of options when investing your money, here we have a brief overview of CD's, Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Index Funds, Mutual Funds.
Webex Recording (1:13) (MP4 Format).
Different Asset Classes Examples
This is a very brief rundown of some of the various investment vehicles one should consider for securing ones retirement. Various vehicles including 401k's, 357's, IRA's Roth IRA's, Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and regular investment accounts are discussed.
In this WebEx we review the spreadsheet I have developed for evaluating Stocks, ETFs, bond Funds and other investments that can be purchased through a brokerage account or other investment account.