Investing should be easy – just buy low and sell high – but most of us have trouble following that simple advice. There are principles and strategies that may enable you to put together an investment portfolio that reflects your risk tolerance, time horizon, and goals. Understanding these principles and strategies can help you avoid some of the pitfalls that snare some investors.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
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Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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