Investment with Low-Cost ETFs and Index Mutual Funds
Andrew Hallam writes about the value of index investing using low-cost indexed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds. No matter where you are with your saving and investment planning, a good place to start your research is to read his books. You can follow Andrew’s Facebook Millionaire Teacher page and his Expats & International School Educators - Financial Advice group for his ongoing sharing of insights.
There are a great many websites dedicated to investor education that are not profit-motivated. The following are a couple that, over the years, helped me in my investment planning following Andrew’s advice.
The Merriman Financial Education Foundation - Paul Merriman is a retired financial investor who set up his foundation that is dedicated to “providing comprehensive financial education to investors at all stages of life, with information and tools to make informed decisions in their own best interest and successfully implement their retirement savings program.” Merriman and his team are numbers people who track the historical average of low-cost ETFs and mutual funds, offering the research to tell what the historical data teach us. I recently gave my sons a copy of Merriman’s book, We’re Talking Millions! 12 Ways to Supercharge Your Retirement. :)
The Boglehead Online Forum - “Bogleheads” are followers of John Bogle, who founded The Vanguard Group, which is an investment company that started the first indexed mutual funds. Their mission is to bring low-cost investing to their clients. You can find books on the Boglehead approach to a less expensive cost structure to investing. This crowdsourced forum is a helpful learning resource.
Disclaimer: I am not a financial advisor and am not giving any financial advice in this post.