Quick Money Tips: Smart Investing Tips to Secure Your Retirement

Smart Investing Tips

Grow your money by following these smart investing tips.

In today’s edition, we look at several smart investing tips.

Investing for your retirement isn’t complicated.

I love simplified investing tips and I’ve included several in today’s roundup. But there are some unique situations, like giving investments or adding annuities to your portfolio, that might add a bit of complexity to a very small portion of your retirement portfolio.

Just remember to keep the big picture simple so that you can always understand what you’re doing.

Best Quick Money Tips

How to Give Investments as a Gift — It’s not even Halloween yet, I know, but Christmas decorations were out at Walgreens the other day. There’s no problem with planning ahead. And, if you want to give a gift that keeps on giving, this article has some tips for you.

The Three Fund Portfolio: A Simple Diversified Investing Strategy — My buddy Peter discusses his reasoning for keeping his portfolio simple, low cost, and diversified.

Are You Making the Most of Your 401(k)? — In a recent survey of employers of large companies, 78% of them did not feel that their employees were making informed decisions about their defined-contribution plans. There are some things you can to do ensure you’re ready for retirement.

Adding an Annuity to Your Retirement Plan — Even though they’ve been around for a while, if you don’t know much about annuities, this One Smart Dollar post can give you a rundown on them.

Early Retirement Extreme: Can You Really Retire in 5 Years? — In a solid post, the folks at Money Crashers take a look at the idea of retiring really early, including how the math works and some of the potential downsides.

More Quick Money Tips

6 Reasons Why I Stopped Extreme Couponing — Couponing has become somewhat of a sport these days. This post is an interesting take on the dark side of extreme couponing. As with all things, moderation is key.

Ignore Your Interest Rates: How to Pay Off Your Student Loans in Half the Time — When it comes to paying off any kind of debt, psychology can matter more than interest rates or strategies.

10 Surprising Ways to Negatively Affect Your Credit Score — Pay those library fines and parking tickets, dude.

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  1. Thanks a lot for including me PT.  Have an awesome weekend.

  2. Thanks for the weekend reading list!

  3. AverageJoeMoney says:

    Ha! You reminded me that I have a parking ticket to pay. I-30, apparently, isn’t a speedway. Great reading list. Thanks, PT!

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