Friday Links – 4 Ways to Lose All Your Money in the Stock Market

Investing

4 Ways to Lose All Your Money in the Stock Market – The Motley Fool often discussed how to get rich in the stock market, with reasonably safe, prudent, effective approaches. In this article, they look at common mistakes made by investors. Are you making these mistakes? (Motley Fool)

Retirement

Investing in Retirement – When you reach your retirement age, what should you do with your money? Some people believe you should hunker down and put all your money in bonds because you can’t afford the potential wild swings that the stock market can provide. Others feel that you should keep a reasonable portion of your invests in the stock market; after all, you have no idea how long you will need the money to last. Here’s an article from The Economist offering up their views on this topic. (Economist.com)

Your Money

My Money, Your Money, Our Money – Who’s in charge? – Among the biggest issues couples deal with are financial. Today, most families have two incomes, Regardless, many are still struggling to make ends meet. This article from The Huffington Post looks into this in depth. (Huffington Post)

2016 Survey of the States Reveals Slow to No Growth in Personal Finance and Economic Education – Financial literacy in the United States is an ongoing problem. Only 5 states require a standalone semester course in personal finance. Only 20 states require high school students to take a course in economics—less than half the country and two fewer than in 2014.

Easy Ways To Become A Master At Managing Your Money – Do you know how much money you spend every month? Do you know how much debt you have? Do you know what your money is invested in? If you answered no to any of these questions, you might want to check out this article from CBS’ affiliate in Houston. (CBS Houston)

Real Estate

Is Buying a Home Better Than Investing in a 401(k) – You are going to need money for your retirement. For most of us, no one is going to fund our retirement. Today (and tomorrow) you need a place to live. Should you invest your hard earned money in your retirement account or use the money for a down payment on your house? Realtor.com via Yahoo Finance)

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