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How Do I Know if I'm Ready to Invest?

moneypurseThe fastest way to find the right answers is to ask the right questions—or at least ask enough of them. Good questions are homing devices for finding solutions and answers. Asking, “Am I ready to invest in the market?” is an intelligent question indeed. As you’ll see, it pays—literally—to look before you leap! 

If your goal is financial freedom, you’re more likely to succeed at investing by being prepared. See if the following four statements fit your situation.



Blogger Interview: Hourly Planner's Michele Clark

Michele Clark is a financial planner with Clark Hourly Financial Planning. You can like her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter, or connect with her on LinkedIn. Her blog is an excellent read and why we originally contacted her for an interview. Here is how she answered our usual questions:

Who are the people most supportive of your life goals? How are they helping?

My husband was supportive of me when I told him that I would like to leave a perfectly good job that paid very well so that I could start a business from scratch. My mom, who has owned her own business since I was a kid, gave me great tips about business ownership and instilled in me the gumption to create my own future. I have received encouragement and referrals from a network of financial advisors in the St. Louis area I have known for many years. And I belong to a group of six women from all over the US who each own our own financial planning firm, we meet via conference call once a month to support one another and offer guidance and business counseling to one another. It is an extraordinarily supportive group.


That’s So Money: The World Didn’t End Edition

Nicole Ouellette and Alice Kaiserian will be a monthly contributors to the Wealth Gathering blog with a column we like to call ‘That’s So Money.’ Think of this blog as combining personal finance and social media in a fun frenzy of usefulness and entertainment.

So it’s the end of December 2012, the world didn’t end, and although you may have put it off in deference to potential global destruction, it’s time to make some New Year’s resolutions.

Money And Resolutions

Most resolutions are about health or money than anything else.

If you’ve already quit smoking, sorry, it doesn’t count again this year.  But yay! We’re proud of you! Good job.