Reed Family Finance

The Traits Of A Successful Investor

Most financial advisors will agree that there are a few personal traits that some investors possess that give them a leg up on their financial future. Do you have them? Just by identifying and observing the presence and significance of a few key traits, the success of a person’s relationship can be accurately predicted. [...]

Buying And Holding On... For Dear Life?

I realize that investing in the stock market can feel like the cruelest of games. But with interest rates so low, investing in the stock market, particularly through mutual funds, tends to be one of the only wealth-building solutions that have been offered to the average American. [...]

The Little Guy Didn’t Have A Chance

The August 24 market correction will go down as one of the worst trading days in Wall Street’s history. In fact, trading was halted on individual stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) about 1,200 times. This is serious stuff, so let me explain what that means. The markets have two mechanisms in place to limit trading when there is extreme volatility in the markets. [...]

What Even Determines A Credit Score?

Having a good credit score is one of the best tools you can arm yourself with for financial success. Besides helping to secure better loan terms (potentially saving tens of thousands of dollars over a lifetime), a strong credit score can also impact other areas of life, like rental applications, cellphone plans, and approvals for other large purchases. [...]

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