Should You Invest In A Rising Market?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Unfortunately, to move them, I had to cash some the investments out in the 401K, leaving me with quite a few funds to get back into the market. In hindsight, we all would have sold out of the market at the end of 2006! Ever since we stumbled past the Fiscal Cliff and the budget crisis, the stock market has been rising like a hot air balloon in an updraft (at least as of the time this post was written at the end of March 2013).

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How Long Should You Keep Financial Documents

Family Balance Sheet

Our personal bank has statements online all the way back to 2006. Keep the quarterly statements for your 401k or other IRA accounts until you receive the annual statement. Are your financial documents piled up in the corner of your office or under your desk? A few years ago, I was just filing papers in my cabinet, but not purging along the way. It got to the point where I couldn't close the drawers of my filing cabinet, so I took some time to weed them out.

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