Getting a handle on investing can be daunting. Just figuring out how much money you can invest is hard enough -- where to put it is an entirely different battle altogether.
Ask personal finance writer Gail Bebee your investing questions. She'll be online on Friday at noon (ET) as she . To join the discussion at noon on Friday, click on the Cover It Live box below.
Ms. Bebee is the author of No Hype - The Straight Goods on Investing Your Money. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org; her website is www.gailbebee.com. She wrote a 12-part series for people that are new to investing on their own.
New to direct investing? The series
- Part 1: Park your cash here while you learn the ropes - What you need to know before you get started
- Part 2: - For rookie investors, one product may be all that's needed to meet investing needs
- Part 3: - Choosing mutual funds isn't so hard with a little research
- Part 4: ETFs: easy, tax-efficient funds<b> </b> - A cheap, simple way to diversify your portfolio
- Part 5: Take stock-buying into your own hands - Don't be overwhelmed -- with a bit of research, you can manage your own equity portfolio
- Part 6: Building a solid base with fixed income - Tthe financial Rock of Gibraltar of investment portfolios - an unadorned, indestructible mass that provides stability through the good times and the bad times
- Part 7: Tips for building a portfolio - How to figure out your investing goals. Plus: sample portfolios
- Part 8: Lessons from the Investing School of Hard Knocks
- Part 9: Ways to invest in mortgages
- Part 10: Annuities: An option for any retiree
- Part 11: Is it inflation or deflation that investors need to worry about?
- Part 12: Boost your investment returns, courtesy of the government
Also with Gail Bebee:
- Let's Talk Investing video: Investing: Riskier than you think
- Let's Talk Investing video: Dangerous investments: Don't go there
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