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Investment Companies – Mutual Funds (Part 2)

Welcome back for another installment of #FinanceFriday! Today we’re continuing our conversation about mutual funds. If you missed part 1, click here and catch up.

When people talk about mutual funds, they are more than likely talking about open-end mutual funds. Shares of open-ended mutual funds are Continue reading Investment Companies – Mutual Funds (Part 2)

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Investment Companies – Mutual Funds (Part 1)

I’m back!! I took a short hiatus due to traveling among other things, but I’m back to provide you with the basic investing information you need to build a prospering financial future!

Today it was announced that Amazon bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion!! For those who already had Whole Foods stock, congrats because your investment has increased by 28% today! Amazon stock has also increased by 3.04% today and is valued at almost $1,000 PER SHARE! Google is another highly valued investment. You may be thinking (as I would be), “Wow. I can’t afford to buy a share of Amazon or Google.” WRONG! You can have shares in both Amazon and Google along with other highly valued stocks. How? MUTUAL FUNDS!

Mutual Funds, a type of pooled fund, are Continue reading Investment Companies – Mutual Funds (Part 1)

Retirement Plans

Happy #FinanceFriday ! Last week was hectic for me so I didn’t make time to post, but I’m back to discuss retirement plans.

I talk to my mother about retirement every time she makes a big purchase. It’s something I consider when I’m dipping into my savings account. Retirement is in the back of every working person’s mind.

There are 2 main types of retirement plans that are available through your employer: Continue reading Retirement Plans