Barbara Friedberg

Barbara Friedberg, MBA, MS is a former investment portfolio manager, author of Personal Finance; An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management and two other investment books. Friedberg is a former university Finance and Investments instructor, and publisher of Robo Advisor Pros and Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance.com. Her work has been featured in U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo! Finance, Investopedia, GoBankingRates, TheBalance and more. She offers a free finance and investment management tool. You will get top level money management tools for retirement planning, budgeting and investment management.

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Contrast The Differences Between Short-, Medium- And Long-Term Financial Goals To Build Wealth

| February 6, 2024
Contrast The Differences Between Short-, Medium- And Long-Term Financial Goals To Build Wealth

Understand Why to Contrast the Differences Between Short-, Medium- and Long-term Financial Goals and Become a Better Investor Financial goal setting might be the next best thing to working with a smart financial advisor, and it’s free. Lack of financial goal setting is akin to driving cross country without GPS. Without a plan, it’s unlikely […]

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Should You Invest In Municipal Bonds?

| January 9, 2024
Should You Invest In Municipal Bonds?

Investing in muni or municipal bonds gives you an excellent opportunity to earn tax-free income through the interest you receive from the issuer. State and local governments issue debt securities to raise funds for their daily obligations and public projects such as schools and highway construction. Moreover, muni bonds act like a loan where the […]

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Fidelity’s Retirement Saving By Age Inspires Tips For Retirement Saving

| October 26, 2023
Fidelity’s Retirement Saving By Age Inspires Tips For Retirement Saving

The goal of Fidelity’s retirement savings guidelines is to use a portion of your earnings today and make them last, so that you’ll achieve your desired retirement lifestyle. Your preretirement annual income must cover current expenses and future financial goals, such as vacations and college tuition along with income replacement in retirement. Fidelity’s retirement savings […]

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Best Investments In A Rising Interest Rate Environment

| October 10, 2023
Best Investments In A Rising Interest Rate Environment

Investing and Interest Rate Questions – Answered Investing today is undergoing a changing market environment. Interest rates are rising and the stock and bond markets are volatile. Wondering how to invest wisely in a rising interest rate environment? Discover how interest rates affect different types of investments, such as stocks, bonds, real estate, and savings. […]

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The Truth About The 401k – Myths Exposed

| August 31, 2023
The Truth About The 401k – Myths Exposed

A 401(k) retirement account is a powerful tool for your financial future to help you  prepare for later years. Companies offer this program to eligible employees, and it’s an ideal path to create your retirement savings. However, many misconceptions surround this investment account, and lack of 401k knowledge can cost you. Find out how 401(k) […]

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Too Scared To Retire?

| March 30, 2023
Too Scared To Retire?

Plan for Retirement and Overcome Retirement Fears Retirement is a scary concept at its heart. It’s tough to imagine giving up work that you may have enjoyed and which may have defined your identity for thirty-plus years. Switching from saving money to withdrawing it is frightening, as well. Beyond giving up work and a paycheck, […]

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Should I Buy Bonds Now?

| March 7, 2023
Should I Buy Bonds Now?

The advantages of bonds include a steady cash flow and a reliable source of income. Government entities and corporations raise money to fund projects and recurring obligations. When you buy bonds, you become a lender to the issuer and earn interest in return. Although the bond market hasn’t been attractive for quite some time, as […]

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7 Important Things To Know Before Investing In Gold

| February 16, 2023
7 Important Things To Know Before Investing In Gold

Investing in gold, has been going on for millennia. Even though modern investment options such as NFTs, crypto, etc. are very compelling options to get rich, these new investments are uncertain and lack a history of value. Let’s take Bitcoin for example. The price of 1 BTC has ranged between $47,000 and $16,000 during the […]

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How Often Should I Check My Investments?

| January 26, 2023
How Often Should I Check My Investments?

The increased use of investment apps has raised investors’ urge to know how they’re fairing in the stock market. While monitoring is crucial to an investment, it can sometimes lead to frustration. How? It can be distressing when you watch your portfolio balance take a downturn.  The immediate move would be to withdraw your funds […]

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Are I Bonds A Good Investment?

| June 2, 2022
Are I Bonds A Good Investment?

You Can Beat Inflation with I Bonds For the first time in decades, inflation is inching towards double digits. During April 2022, the 12 month inflation rate topped 8%. The inflation rate hasn’t been this high since 1982, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, or CPI. This means that you’ll need to earn 8% […]

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