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Tagged With "Stock Investing for Dummies"

Tagged With "Stock Investing for Dummies"

  • Stock Market Investing
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    Markets have gone up and down this year, so is there one stock you bought when the markets were hot that you're pretty unsure about now? Any that you decided to hang on to despite the pandemic/recession taht you're especially happy about?
  • Stock Market Investing
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    From what I understand, M2 teaches that we should try to build sources of passive income but I am struggling a little bit to understand how exactly that works with stock market investing. I completely understand it with real estate because there is a check that comes to you every month from rent payments, but the only thing I know that is similar to that in the stock market is by earning dividends. So is the idea to invest for dividend income or am missing something? Obviously if I bought a...
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    Can't answer this question with 100% certainty because I am far from retirement and far from having a million dollars, but the strategy I am currently using to hopefully get me there is to max out my Roth IRA (love the idea of not having to pay taxes on it later), contributing only to my 401k the amount that gets me the full employer match (got to get the free money), and then putting the rest of the money that is meant for investing into other accounts where I have more control over my...
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    Hi @Landon Martin , we actually published a complete guide on this a little while back: https://theminoritymindset.com...ide-getting-started/ But essentially, if you wanted to gain passive income with stock market investing, you would have to invest in a company that offers its stockholders a dividend. Invest in enough companies that provide a dividend and you'll basically be paid for owning shares, AND you'll have the value of the stock you can sell at any time. Hope this helps!
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    @Landon Martin Great tips! Traditional investing can be a great way to build some wealth over time, but like you said, your money is sort of trapped until you are of retirement age. Not a bad way to get to a million though!
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    Sorry to hear there is so much uncertainty for you! I hope everything works out. Things to look out for when selecting a 529 plan are the tax benefits, types of investments, and associated fees. Every State in the US have their own 529 plans and the rules can vary with each State. One of the biggest benefits to the 529 plan is that the money can grow and be used tax-free on the federal level but of course there are some exceptions on the state level. Not all states offer a state income tax...
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    It feels like the headline I see everyday is that the stock market rose on investors hope for the next stimulus bill or something similar. Obviously a lot of how the market is valued is based on how people feel but it seems like too much value has been placed on that recently and not enough on how companies are actually performing. Makes me think it can't continue like this forever but at the same time I don't know if that necessarily means a big drop in the market.
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    Hey Nathan, I just got into ETFs/Stocks. I use Fidelity. I feel it's a real solid platform. I have heard Vanguard is also a great platform too. Of course you have WeBull, Robinhood, etc. Maybe someone will chime in with their experience.
  • Welcome - Start Here & Introduce Yourself
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    Hey everyone, Been watching the MM YouTube channel for a few years, loved the clear and concise message. The content really hit home. My parents didn't teach me what really matters with respect to financial freedom and wealth building. I don't blame them because their parents didn't either. So, with that said I am on a mission to help my son be better prepared. Albeit I feel I am a little late to the party. Either way, that won't stop me from living and working on goals for me and my family.
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    I have been using M1 Finance for awhile now and have been very happy with it. I really like building the pie chart portfolio that the money will automatically divide between and invest in. I also like that M1 allows you to own fractional shares of a company so that all of your money can be immediately invested and you dont have to save up until you can buy a full share of a company. A couple downsides to M1 is that you dont have exposure to the full market because they only allow certain...
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    Ameritrade/Thinkorswim is clearly the best most reliable and successful platform. The others either don't have enough tools or simply don't have the reputation worth joining on for. Look at Robinhood whose main investor base is extremely novice and is known for days of server overload and awfull customer service. Seriously the barriers to entry for low-end investing apps arent very much look at the 18-year-old kid who killed himself because of margin trading on robinhood.
  • Book Club
    Hi everyone, I was hoping if someone could suggest/recommend a few books regarding crypto currency (if there are any!). I’m a beginner at crypto, and before I invest, I’d like to understand a bit more about cryptocurrency. Regards, Jay
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    Thanks @Landon Martin It's going to take time (and money) but every little step towards the goal should get me there.
  • #SpendingDetox
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    Spending during the holidays: Year after year, the holidays slowly shift from joyful winter glee, to a race to see who can spend the most money. Retailers all vying for your attention, with bargain gifts abound, and who can forget a present for your step-mom, cousins, siblings, friends and the pup or kitty. It's no wonder why people feel drained and spent come January 1st! But, what if there was a better way to keep more money in your wallet this holiday season, without losing any of that...
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    I have M1 over a month now and have had Etrade for 6+ years. I wish M1 was around when I started learning this field years ago, it so much funner being able to play with the big boys with only pennies to the dollar compared to the $$$ on each stock. Etrade is a nice straight direct forum that is nicer now that I have put time into studying it.
  • Stock Market Investing
    Hey just want to know if you guys have any good stock that might take off in 2021..right now I have Moderna which is up big I might sell here in a few days but I’m looking for anything to put that money into. Something that’s cheap right now that I can research on that might takeoff!! 5g
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    I think that's a great thought. I'm looking at health ETFs for 2021.
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    UPDATE FOR MY SPENDING DETOX CHALLENGE: Okay, so, I decided to not spend any money from Black Friday through Cyber Monday of this year. I did not realize how tough this would be... There was so many things that I wanted to buy that weekend I almost lost the challenge I think 100 times lol. However, I stuck it out, and didn't spend any unnecessary money on those days and now I have a ton of cash in my bank account to add onto for 2021 or invest next year, while the rest of my friends are...
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    Allow me to ask my crystal ball. I'll let you know what it says
  • Book Club
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    Never too late to learn. I’m currently reading Stock Investing for Dummies. It’s a pretty basic book but does give useful resources and websites
  • #SpendingDetox
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    I love that I will be able to invest
  • Stock Market Investing
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    What stocks are you buying in 2021? Care to share?
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    In addition to generating PI from Stock Dividends look into other sources that can generate PI. Like writing a novel, blogging,/writing reviews or starting a small business. This way you can diversity your sources which can lead to funneling PI your way from multiple sources. Of course one can get PI from (1) source but you would have to invest heavenly in that (1) source and if it doesn't go as planned (since investing has it's peaks and valleys) you will find yourself in a position where...
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    Pretty basic info but book did give some useful websites that are handy rather than having to Google them. Buying a few stocks, starting off small but let’s see where I am next year. I’m a Christian so tithing is my 1st investment
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    Tithing: A great and much needed investment for sure. Amen! Nowadays with fractional investing when purchasing stock/ETF shares you don't need much. Every little counts and time is another factor that helps with growing your investment. If you don't follow up next year ... God bless your plans and if it is His will your fruits will be given unto you in abundance. Take care and keep moving forward.
  • Retirement Planning
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    I am. (Well my wife and I) Our short back story: We aren't wealthy by any means. But, my wife and I were having a discussion and ultimately came to the conclusion that we both are on the same page with respect to not working until the US recommended retirement age of [65-67]. We are in the mindset that It doesn't make sense to potentially waste prime years of our lives working in hopes of enjoying retirement without the assurance we will have the necessary [health or wants]. We prefer to...
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    Hey Nancy, How's progress with the investing? Did you get the knowledge you wanted from your readings and researching online?
  • Retirement Planning
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    Hey all, I am new here. however I have been reviewing and listening to the topics for a while. What I am having difficulty on is this: 401K is pre tax dollars. Any investing money after you get paid is money that has been taxed. Shouldn't the best advice be for retirement planning to max out your 401K contributions before thinking on any other long term investing with after tax dollars? Max out means contribute a full $ amount you are allowed per year, which includes you employer...
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    It's typically advised to only contribute up to your 401k match. Once there is no longer a match, or in other words, free money, invest other funds into an IRA. The reasoning is 401 plans are typically limited in the investments you can choose and will be taxed upon withdrawal. However, it varies, so if you feel it is optimal for you to continue to invest in your 401k based on your analysis then continue to do so. Regarding your logic with taking on more risk with after-tax dollars. Higher...
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    Hello @Trevor , I was in the same predicament as you mentioned above on this thread. After doing some googling and reading a slight page of Dave Ramseys book, he pretty much mentioned the same thing that @Maykel said. Max out 401K. After that, invest in IRA (I would say ROTH) so when you pull out in the future, its already taxed. I personally am doing this now. Just started it. I would not want to get taxed from only pulling out from 401K. You mentioned real estate, I would recommend this...
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    you both touch on a point: invest in 401K as much as your employer matches is the general advice. Tend to agree, however there are additional options to continue on 401k without matching. Something else mentioned is the idea of taxable retirement income vs non taxable (Roth). So thinking this is my action plan: In my circumstances I am past the beginning steps: 2k emergency fund, 8 month expenses liquid savings, no student, car or CC debt, no debt at all till I buy a home. 401K up to...
  • Stock Market Investing
    I have a couple of dollars; and would like to invest in Mutual Funds (my RRSPs) and a bit in stocks. I am very new to investing. How do I go about it.
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    Life insurance is best as an income replacement for your survivors. And yes, on the Roth, if you consistently invest, you will benefit from dollar cost averaging, making more over time. Plus with a Roth, you are taxing the seed, not the harvest.
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    Invest in low-cost ETFs like Vanguard or others to start. They allow you to invest in a basket of stocks and are generally lower cost than mutual funds. You could have some growth ETFs if you are younger or Balanced ETFs if you are mid-way through your working career. Stay away from investing in individual stocks until you have built up a large balance of investment funds, and even then, I would think twice about doing so. Companies like Xerox, Blockbuster video, Sears, and many more at one...
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    Avoid individual stocks. Consider a low cost growth ETF and ensure dividends are set to automatically be re-invested. The money will snowball bigger over time. Also be aware there are often government programs that can help with saving for a child's post secondary education. In Canada there are two such programs: 1) The Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG) where the federal government will grant funds based upon a percentage (to a lifetime limit of $7200) of what an eligible family puts...
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    As a Realtor for 54 years I’ll tell you this “How to make a small fortune in Real Estate? - - - Start with a large one! Before you buy EDUCATE yourself on all the laws and market and pitfalls. Learn learn learn BEFORE you invest
  • Buying A Home
    I will be a first-time home buyer and have a 30% downpayment aside. Currently looking for a house but it's difficult as inventory is very very low. Is there an option to invest this money (short team) and get some return?
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    Joede, Never give up. There is no question that the best way to get rich is to have a rich parent who can give you a leg up. But if you have the desire, and the will, you can improve your situation. I think Minority Mindset really captures a lot of it. A lot of people overspend, and Jaspreet spends a lot of his effort trying to convince them not to. But it's hard. I personally am an overeater, but eating and spending are similar in the sense that you can't go cold turkey -- you have to eat,...
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    The following context really helped me to frame how I view life insurance vs. retirement: Life insurance is way to ensure security for your family in the eventuality of your dying. Retirement savings is a way to ensure security for yourself in the eventuality that you stop working (i.e. your primary income stream stops). Thinking about it in this context, life insurance is obviously not a a great investment vehicle for yourself, but perhaps a great one for your family when you are gone.
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    As to putting money into an IRA monthly, if you don't have the money to fund it up front, do that. If you can fund it right away, do it. If you are worried about the market going down, invest it in something else. If you are getting 0.1% in your bank account, or 0.1% in your IRA but not getting taxed, the IRA still wins. But if you look at a REIT, they pay interest and they are at least not corrolated well to the market in general. Make money as early as possible in your IRA if you can...
  • Welcome - Start Here & Introduce Yourself
    I regret not taking financial acumen and planning more seriously. That means I didn't prepare my children either. I'd hate for them to become as financially lazy as I have become. I'm behind and I know it. I'm in my last year of being in my 50's. Is it too late for me to "invest" and help myself out when I stop working for others in few years? Your advice is welcome and appreciated
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