Learn The Basics of Investing – Edition #197 of Carnival of Personal Finance

by Mike Holman

Learning about investing and money management is the key to handling your own money. Whether it’s buying mutual funds or individual stocks or just keeping track of your bank accounts. YOU have to know what is going on and YOU have to take responsibility for everything that happens to you financially.  This carnival’s theme is basic investment topics – each section will cover a different (almost random you might say) investment topic or product.

If you want to learn more about the basics of investment then check out my other blog ABCs of Investment – Learn the basics of investing with 2 short posts per week.

asset allocation

Asset allocation – One of the most important concepts when dealing with your money.  Do you roll the dice with all equities or play if safe with high interest bank accounts.

Here are the ‘asset allocation’ picks – otherwise known as the editor’s picks:

stock market index

Stock market index – Do you really know what a stock market index is? It’s important.

index funds

Index funds – These investment products are the cornerstone of an successful investing strategy – find out what they are!

exchange traded funds

Exchange traded funds – A distant cousin to the index fund, they too are worthy of a look.

financial planning goals

Setting financial goals – It’s hard to get somewhere if you don’t know where “somewhere” is.


Recession – Not that we are in one or anything but a bit of knowledge of economic events can go a long way.

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