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A Good Investor Always Saves

On 02/18/2013, in Investment Concepts, by Jordan Wilson

I am not a fan of Jim Cramer. Simply because he plays to the cameras. And I hate the theatrics.

But he talks about a time when he was doing poorly in life. And he makes a great point that should apply to all investors. So we shall give him a listen. 

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Money Tips for Young Adults

On 05/21/2012, in Asset Protection, Cash Management, by Jordan Wilson

In my post, Money Lessons From One’s Twenties, we saw some financial mistakes made by S.L. Bathgate while in her twenties. We also saw how these errors impacted her later life. And how she is trying to get back on course to better cash management and wealth accumulation.

Ms. Bathgate has a decent plan to strengthen her fortunes.

But if I was advising Ms. Bathgate, I have a few suggestion to improve on her stated plan. 

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Investing in Partial Shares

On 06/13/2011, in Investment Strategies, by Jordan Wilson

The share price of certain companies or funds can become quite high over time.

That is one reason why many companies split their shares once they reach a certain value. To make the shares affordable to a wider range of investor.

For example, should you wish to acquire even one share of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-A) class A shares, you would require just under USD 112,000.00 as at June 13, 2011. A little too expensive for most individual investors.

And for smaller investors, even stocks like Google Inc. (GOOG) at about USD 505.00 or Apple Inc. (AAPL) at about USD 330.00 might be too dear for inclusion in a diversified portfolio.

So what does one do? 

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The Advantages of Mutual Funds

On 09/16/2010, in Mutual Funds, by Jordan Wilson

There are many excellent reasons to invest in mutual funds.

I believe open-ended mutual funds and exchange traded funds should be the cornerstone of most investors’ portfolios.

This is especially true for young investors. Those starting out, with limited wealth.

So what are the advantages of investing in mutual funds?

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Ways to Acquire Shares

On 08/09/2010, in Equities, by Jordan Wilson

Most investors trade in shares of individual companies.

The main method for small investors (i.e. you and me) is to buy and sell shares on the open market through the use of a brokerage account.

However, you can invest in public companies using other means as well.

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