13 Steps to Investing Foolishly

You may not realize it yet, but you are staring at a ticket to financial independence. That's right; this little guide is your one-way pass to the financial future of your dreams.

Read the 13 Steps

We believe that the best way to invest your money in stocks is to buy great companies and hold them for the long term. The best investments don't need you to check on them daily because they are solid companies with competitive advantages and strong leadership. Patience is the secret to investing and making money grow.

How to Save Money

Whether you're brand new to budgeting and saving or have tried and failed at it before, we're here to show you how to build your savings in 10 easy steps.

How to Open a Brokerage Account: A Step-by-Step Guide

Choosing the right brokerage account can seem like a difficult process, but it doesn't have to be. Starting by deciding what type of account you want, and then comparing several online stock brokers, you should be able to choose the one that best meets your needs.

How to Buy Stocks

We're here to teach you how to start investing and how to choose the best stocks.

A Quick Guide to Asset Allocation: Stocks vs. Bonds vs. Cash

You have three main choices when it comes to investments in a brokerage account or retirement plan: stocks, bonds, or cash. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of proper asset allocation, and your ideal mix depends on your age, risk tolerance, and time frame until retirement. Here's a guide to help you make the best decisions for the asset mix in your portfolio.

Know When to Sell Stocks

It's important to talk about when it's OK to sell a stock. There are plenty of valid reasons for selling, and here's a quick checklist of 9 questions to ask yourself that can help you determine when to sell.

Why Should I Invest?

You want to invest in order to create wealth. By investing in the stock market, you'll have a lot more money for things like retirement, education, recreation -- or you could pass on your riches to the next generation so that you become your family's Most Cherished Ancestor.  

How Do I Invest?

First, we'll talk about how you can structure your financial life to make it possible to invest. Then, we'll delve into the mechanics of investing, such as opening a brokerage or mutual fund account. 

Get Started Investing

Before you begin, you need to determine your approach.  We introduce you to our proven method and even help you understand how to pick stocks and select a broker.

What Should I Invest In?

There are several categories of investments, and many of those categories have thousands of choices within them. So finding the right ones for you isn't a trivial matter. The single greatest factor, by far, in growing your long-term wealth is the rate of return you get on your investment. We help you easily navigate the complex alternatives.

When's the Right Time to Invest?

It's not surprising that first-time investors often worry about the timing of their initial stock purchases.  But take heart, Fools: Time is on your side. Over the long haul, the compounding returns of a well-chosen investment will add up nicely, whatever the market happens to be doing when you buy your first shares.