What kind of investor are you?

Anne Kates Smith, Senior Editor, and <i>Kiplinger's Personal Finance</i> •
Kiplinger

How would you describe your personality? Adventurous? Shy? Studious? Did you know that you have an investing personality, too? It turns out that when it comes to managing our portfolios, we tend to fall into one of four behavioral types–although there’s usually a little overlap among them. Each type comes with its own set of

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3 ways to invest like a millionaire

Kiplinger.com, Contributing Writer, and Dan Burrows •
Kiplinger

Most millionaires aren’t born rich. During his three decades researching the wealthy, Thomas J. Stanley, co-author of “The Millionaire Next Door,” consistently found that between 80% and 85% of all millionaires are self-made. Some earned their fortunes through hard work; others, by saving aggressively. Many amassed wealth by investing wisely. Indeed, a study by Spectrem

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Investors, don’t fear higher rates

Contributing columnist, Jeremy J. Siegel, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

Barring a big shock to the financial markets, the Federal Reserve will raise short-term interest rates at its December meeting. That was Janet Yellen’s clear message in the press conference that followed the Fed’s decision to stand pat in September. All but three of the members of the Federal Open Market Committee–who vote on rate

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Stay the course with your investment strategy

RFC, Founder, Roger Ford, Conservative Financial Solutions, CEO, and Investment Adviser •
Kiplinger

In my 30 years of experience as a financial adviser, I’ve often been asked about the stock market, particularly about timing. More specifically, I frequently hear, “What is the best time to buy, and when can I get a good price?” Many appear shocked when I tell them, for the long-term investor, it’s not about

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What is investing? How do I start?

Trent Hamm •
The Simple Dollar

Tell me if this sounds familiar. At some point earlier in your life, you had no sense whatsoever about your finances. For whatever reason – maybe a life change or maybe just a growing sense of maturity – you “woke up” and began figuring thing out. You buckled down, got smarter about your spending, and

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Is the financial advice you’re getting a trick or treat?

Cypress Partners, Ria, Founding Partner, and Pete Woodring •
Kiplinger

Over the last decade, investors have grown savvier, more sophisticated and more self-aware. Increasingly, they are rejecting the product-centric, obscure, sales-focused approach of brokerage firms in favor of the client-centric and transparent advice model of independent financial advisers. Not willing to sit by and watch trillions of dollars of assets walk out their doors, the

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