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The Importance of Portfolio Diversification

Even if you're new to investing, chances are high that you have heard about the importance of diversification within your investments.  But hearing and understanding are two completely different animals, which is why it is important to address the subject head on.  What is portfolio diversification and why is it important?  Let's dig in.

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5 Things I've Learned About Investing

During these next few posts I will focus on a number of topics as they relate to a traditional portfolio investments (stocks, bonds, etc.).  We will cover subjects such as diversification, portfolio construction, and the differences between all the various account types that exist.  In the end, the goal is that you will be better informed on how to properly structure a portfolio for yourself.  This is important, because most everyone owns some type of investment account, whether it be in form of a work retirement plan or something they dabble with on the side.

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6 Reasons Why More People Don't Pursue Early Financial Independence (FI)

Whether it be via podcasts, websites, events, blogs or local meetups, I find myself constantly digging deeper into the early financial independence mindset and community. And I love it! The message of this group resonates with me, and I want to build upon and share it with everyone that I know. But being so ingrained, sometimes I forget that not everyone is into this movement. If fact, very people are. Only 7.96% of the U.S. population under the age of 50 would consider themselves retired (or more importantly, able to step away from their job).

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The Stock Market Won't Make You Wealthy

Over the last few years I've been in the fortunate position to meet some fascinating people from all walks of life.  Quite often I also get to pop the hood on their finances.  The financial stories are just as varied as the people, but a select few have achieved a rather impressive abundance of wealth.  I have noticed a commonality within this community:  in absolutely zero instances was this high level of wealth achieved via the stock market.

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