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Welcome to this session of grand rounds, a collection of posts I have discovered in the blogosphere and have found of interest and hope you do too.
Today’s offering has an investing theme to it and some of the issues you may face in the financial world.
I would say the majority of investors owe a debt of gratitude to the late John Bogle of Vanguard fame.
He essentially created the index funds that allowed the average investor to partake in the market at, previously unheard, of low fees.
Investing in every single stock on the market can give you a sense of false security, however, as there are events that can occur that leave no individual unscathed, diversified or not.
MSO LIFE elaborates on what such interesting phenomenon that could jeopardize all our equities in, “Liquidity Mismatch, the Hidden Risk of Mutual Funds and ETFs.”
A majestic symbol of mother nature.
“I think I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree.” – Joyce Kilmer
Towering high above, we often do not appreciate what is unseen, below the ground.
Mr. Jamie Griffin drew financial inspiration from this hidden component in, “3 Financial Lessons Learned From A Fallen Tree.”
Eliminate as many fees as you can.
Most FIRE aficionados have had that ingrained into their brain after visiting FIRE blog after FIRE blog.
The beauty of index fund investing at its very core is that it offers the lowest cost option to invest in the market and eliminates the middle man and his fees.
A lot of individuals therefore try to go it alone and become DIY investors in order to save even more money.
But is this the right financial move?
Some Random Guy Online wants us to slow down on the eliminate all fees train and cautions us with, “Ways A Do-It-Yourself Investor Can Lose Money.”
There has been an ongoing debate about how to handle extra money.
Should it be earmarked to pay down debt such as mortgage?
Or should you take you chances with the market and invest instead?
Passive Income NZ may shed some light by using math to help highlight the overall impact of choosing one way or the other in, “The Most Efficient Use Of Your Money.”
You may instead be wondering, given the choice, which option would make the most financial sense: investing or paying down student loans.
Don’t worry, Riley Adams, from Young And the Invested, has you covered in, “Should You Invest Or Pay Off Student Loans?”
Hope you enjoyed the reading material.
Have a great rest of the week.
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