3 Things You Should Do Before Investing in a Mutual Fund

Kali Hawlk

Kali Hawlk is a financial writer and marketing manager. She's passionate about personal finance, business, and travel. When she's not creating content, she can usually be found exploring the great outdoors.
  • 3 Things You Should Do Before Investing in a Mutual Fund

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    Curious about investing in a mutual fund — but not sure where to start? You have countless options for your…

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    There’s no better way to save money on healthcare costs than to take action and prevent ailments and illnesses. Sure,…

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    “Retirement planning” is one of those big financial concepts we’ve all heard of, but may not be entirely sure how…

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    Saddled with student loan debt after graduating from college? Or still reeling in shock at how much it cost to get…

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    Wouldn’t it be nice if our money came with an instruction booklet or a how-to guide? Learning what we need…

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    Considering purchasing a home? It’s one of the cornerstones of the American Dream—and, more importantly for your finances, can be…

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  • What Are Mutual Funds?

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    New to the world of investing? Confused about what all the different terms experienced financial experts throw around actually mean?…

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    Most of Gen Y, or today’s 20 and 30 somethings, don’t spend too much time thinking about something as dull…

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    One of my favorite things about being a financial writer is having the opportunity to help others better their personal…

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    I don’t know how many times I’ve said,”until I win the lottery…” in the past week. No, I don’t normally…

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  • How to Manage Your Student Loans

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    Although Wells Fargo’s 2014 survey of Millennials and their money showed that 8 out of 10 Gen Yers believe saving for…

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  • How to Save for Retirement If You’re Self-Employed

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    I launched my own business full-time a few months ago. I love being self-employed. I’m digging the flexibility and freedom…

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  • 4 Sneaky Money Leaks in Your Budget (and How to Fix Them)

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    Have you made a pact with yourself to save more money, but struggle to actually make it happen? Are you…

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    It can be tough to find a balance between saving up your pennies for the future without depriving yourself of…

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    Disclaimer: I am not a tax professional. If you need help with your taxes as a freelancer, please seek out…

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  • A Guide to Budgeting as a Freelancer

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    As more and more people walk away from traditional jobs working as employees for someone else and embrace flexible careers…

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  • Entry-Level Job? Here’s Your Investment Plan

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    Hey there, young Millennial. It’s summertime and you finally graduated from college just a few weeks ago. Perhaps you’ve secured…

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  • Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Financial Advisor

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    You work hard to earn the money you need to pay your bills, care for other members of your household,…

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  • Why Should I Invest in Index Funds?

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    Saving for retirement requires putting away a whole lot of money. It may seem impossible to actually do (especially if…

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    Retiring early can seem like quite a lofty goal, especially when no one in your life has done it before….

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