The Ultimate Guide to Making Money

All About Stocks and Bonds (repost)

This is a repost from an April 17, 2004 (almost exactly 2 years ago!) article I wrote about stocks and bonds. Today: stocks and bonds. Tomorrow, mutual funds and index funds. Then we'll continue on with the financial makeover. And yes, I know my writing style has changed since 2004. Stocks When you own a company's stock, you own part ...

Financial makeover is not done yet

Carl writes: Whatever happened to the rest of your 2006 Makeover? I see you stopped after step 3. I know, I know. I'm not done. There's still more to write, including Roth IRAs and other stuff. Let me try to get it up in the next few days. If you have specific things you want to see in Step #4, ...

You spend even when you don’t

A couple of weeks ago, I went the entire week without spending one cent. I was really proud of myself. But then I realized that even when you don't spend money, you really do. With car payments, rent, food, gas, etc, you probably spent over $60 today--even if you didn't take your wallet out once. Now think how much you ...

2006 Makeover, Step #3: Thinking about Investing

This is step 3 of my 2006 financial makeover (see step 1 & step 2). Today, we're going to start the process of investing. I'm also going to try to give you some ammo to tell your friends who are earning money--but aren't investing any of it. So by the end of the article, you'll know how to get started investing ...

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Your Financial Makeover, Step #2: Budgeting and Saving

Ok, let's do this. This is part 2 of the 2006 financial makeover (see step 1), where you take control of your money. By the time we're done, you'll have 2 things: 1. An infrastructure of budgeting and saving. This will let you make conscious decisions about your money, rather than opening your statements at the end of the month ...

Some comments from last week

Last week's post produced over 30 comments from readers. My favorite: For everyone who is saying they are stressed or worried they might lose money investing, this week is not about WHERE to invest your money. This biggest hurdle you can overcome is just getting started. Don't let irrelevant details get in your way. Dont worry about index funds or ...