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Elon Musk is now saying that private citizens can fly to the moon. The cost? A lot â€” millions and millions and millions. But, there is a way for us lesser beings to participate. By visiting the Atacama Desert, the driest place on earth. Its terrain is like the moon. The advantage to more minor mortals is that the price is minimal compared to a moon jaunt, plus getting there and coming home is easier (also safer, I assume).
In my daily conversations with medical colleagues, I often toss around certain terms without explaining them fully -- 401k, 403b, 457, IRA, HSA, 529, etc. The reason why these particular number-letter combinations come up so often is because tax-advantaged investment plans are by definition better than regular taxed investment plans -- unless you really like paying taxes. But even tax advantaged investment plans are not all created equal. Let's hit the basics and discuss the different types of investment plans.
How do you measure the success of your portfolio? If youâ€™re like most investors, you probably compare the performance of your portfolio to a major index, such as the S&P 500. But this might not be the best approach. Often, investors wonâ€™t see the same gains in their portfolios as they do in the S&P, mostly because the S&P 50 is cap weighted.
The Federal Reserveâ€™s decision to raise interest rates last week has sent ripples through the global economy. But you may be feeling the impact a bit closer to home, if youâ€™ve looked at your portfolio. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to protect your investments. Read on, particularly if youâ€™re heavily invested in bonds.