Good Financial Metrics: Best Practices for Investing


    Investment Best Practices

    Should I pay off debts or invest?

    by Matt Elliott, Pulse Financial Planning

    As a financial planner, I get the question “Should I pay off my debts or invest?” All the time. Keeping the money in the bank, paying off debts, or investing may be the best choices depending on your situation. In this article, we’ll explore when each of these options make sense, depending on your situation.

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    What could go wrong trying to time the market?

    by Trishul Patel, Investing Forever Advisory

    • the Opportunity costs related to the poor timing of the initial asset allocations can be significant.
    • After missing a period of good performance, some investors may be forced to take additional timing measures that can further exacerbate the underperformance.
    • Market timing, the tactical timing of when to invest and when not to make sense at a high level, but far easier said than done.

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    Invest: Coordinate your accounts together

    by Robert Stoll, Financial Design Studio

    Many working families today are too busy to review their investments as often as they should. But as I like to say, “Investing is complex, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.” And when you have a long-term goal like retirement, you want to make sure you stay on top of things without feeling overwhelmed.

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    How to invest money in a volatile market (or anytime, really)

    by Britton Gregory, Seaborn Financial

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    Should You Invest in Target Date Funds?

    by Dan Slagle, Fyooz Financial Planning

    How do you know if your investment choices are appropriate? How do you maintain this adequacy throughout your 30-45 years of service? We find that many couples struggle with these decisions or openly ignore them all, and it’s easy to see why – most of us have little to no training on how to invest in what is probably the greatest asset. One way the industry has helped remove this barrier is by introducing Target Date Funds.

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    Following financial advisor blogs is a great way to access valuable, educational information about finance – and it won’t cost you anything! Our financial planners are happy to share their knowledge and help everyone, regardless of age or wealth.


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