Tag: investing

Mutual Fund Terms: Don’t Guess the Flavor Edition

Last month, a chance conversation with my dad showed me that a lot of folks really don’t understand basic investment terms. I put together a quick reference, and asked, “What’s missing?” Gary from Super Savings Tips suggested I add a little on Growth and Value funds. That’s a pretty good suggestion. After all, most investors start by …

State of the Blog: April 2016

Each month, we’ve done a review of where we are with our finances and goals, where we need to update previous posts, and what’s going on in the Jividen household. This has been a hard month to review. The first half of April was about work, work and more work. That got me a little discouraged …

5 Ways Knitting is Like Managing Your Money

Several years ago, I rediscovered knitting, a skill my grandmother had tried to teach me in my preteen years. In the past 8 or 9 years, I’ve enjoyed making countless scarves, hats, pairs of socks, and handbags. I’ve even knitted the obligatory unfinished sweater (Surely every knitter has one of those!) I get a real sense …