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I am on a path toward financial freedom. On this blog, I share thoughts and ideas on Personal & Financial Freedom.
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― Mark Twain
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One of the most popular index funds to invest in is the S&P 500 as it’s relatively low-risk, with stable returns in the long run. However, investing in the S&P 500 might be slightly confusing at first as there are several different S&P 500 ETFs to choose from. This article focuses on two of the…
SPY and QQQ are two of the biggest ETF out there. Both are in the top 100 most traded funds and have net assets of several billion dollars. But what’s the difference between SPY vs. QQQ and which fund actually performs better? SPY has an expense ratio of 0.09% while QQQ’s is significantly higher at…
Vanguard’s VTI fund is known for its inclusion of top U.S. stocks. Some may be wondering if VTI offers international exposure as well. VTI does not have international exposure. It only includes securities from the U.S. stock market. However, there are other Vanguard funds that do offer international exposure for those looking to diversify their…
An ETF is simply a bundle of securities that you purchase. The fund issues shares that are traded throughout the day and track an index or a hypothetical bunch of holdings that represent part of the market. But should ETFs be held long term? Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, can often be a good choice for…
If you are looking to invest for the long-term, you probably have come across VTI, a Vanguard ETF, along with ETFs that track the MSCI World index. So, naturally, you may wonder what the differences are as they will determine which one you should go with. For conservative investors, both VTI and an MSCI World…
REITs (Real Estate Investment Trust) are a type of security that is included in a few Vanguard funds. They offer a good way to diversify your profile with real estate, as you may already be aware. One Vanguard fund that includes REITs is VTI. 2.98% of VTI’s holdings are REITs making it a good fund…