There were a number of reasons I felt compelled to start this blog nearly 2 years ago, and one of them was to help increase financial literacy for DVM’s before there was any sort of market downturn. Taking action on your money is easier to accomplish when the economy is doing well and individuals have…

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Should I pay down debt or invest? If you happened to win the Mega Millions, then the answer would be pretty easy. The first thing people typically want to do is to pay off all debt. Then in no particular order, they spend, donate, and invest. But of course, we are not Mega Millions lottery…

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You have decided to take the plunge and start investing. You’ve gotten over your fears about investing, realizing that if you want your money to grow, you’re going to have to take on some extra risk and invest your money. You’ve learned about stock market history and learned that it’s inherently volatile (so don’t be…

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In Part 1, I discussed the “why” behind investing and addressed some of the fears that come with investing. I will continue this discussion by going into the basics of the stock market. “WHAT’S A STOCK?” Here is a conversation I overheard recently: Boy 1: What would you do with a million dollars? Boy 2:…

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