Long-term investing offers some of the best opportunities to grow wealth, fight inflation, increase personal freedom and help ensure a comfortable future for ourselves and our families. Investing also is becoming something of a necessity for most Americans. The days when everyone worked the same job for 30 years and retired with a nice pension…

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Warren Buffett is considered to be the world’s greatest investor. The past two articles discussed his incredible success at Berkshire Hathaway and his best investment advice. Please click here to see the previous parts in this series.  “Over the long term, the stock market news will be good. In the 20th century, the United States endured…

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What are stocks? Stocks are a type of security that gives stockholders a share of ownership in a company. Stocks also are called “equities.” Why do people buy stocks? Investors buy stocks for various reasons. Here are some of them: Capital appreciation, which occurs when a stock rises in price Dividend payments, which come when…

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In the financial industry, my goal is to see people reach their financial goals. This involves the discipline to stick to a long-term financial plan, a diversified portfolio and to pick solid investment products. But as simple as it sounds, there are quite a few things that can derail any plan. It is common for…

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Warren Buffett is considered to be the world’s greatest investor. The annual meeting for his fund, Berkshire Hathaway, is dubbed the “Woodstock for Capitalists,” where many shareholders eagerly await the yearly pilgrimage. With almost 40,000 people in attendance this year, Buffett and partner Charlie Munger answered shareholder questions about investing, the economy and others for…

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The S&P500 is up more than 11 percent this year and above 1,400 for the first time since mid-2008. This is good news, but many people are still on the sidelines worried about the global economy and the precarious conditions in Europe. The knee-jerk reaction may be to move all assets into a bank account…

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