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Investing and Markets

Trying to Beat the Market is Not for Amateurs

There is a whole industry out there that seeks to beat market returns. This is not a task for amateurs, although a lot of amateurs don’t know they are amateurs. We continue to marvel at how many who think that they have what it takes to beat the market fail at this miserably year after […]

New York

New York’s Empire Continues to Crumble

New York might have deserved their self-appointed title of being the empire state in bygone days, but the empire is falling before our eyes as politicians continue to play their fiddles. New York has been the capital of the United States as far as wealth goes for a very long time, and even though, like […]

Tesla

Tesla Wobbles as it Finally Gets Admitted to S&P 500

Being the sixth most valued company by the stock market should definitely qualify as being in the big 500. Tesla simply grew so large that this big gorilla could not be ignored anymore. Like all stock exchanges, the benchmark S&P 500 collection of the country’s large cap stocks does change its collection from time to […]

Federal Reserve

Fed Has No Plans of Backing Off Support Anytime Soon

Some were afraid that the recovery that will come when COVID goes away would cause the Federal Reserve to back up their mega support of the economy. Not anytime soon. It wasn’t that long ago when the big potential issue with the Federal Reserve during its Federal Open Market Committee meetings was its changing its […]

Berkshire Hathaway

After Disappointing Again, Berkshire Hathaway Starting to Excite

Warren Buffett’s fabulously successful company Berkshire Hathaway hasn’t been exciting at all for many years now. Some analysts are licking their chops over it now anyway. The once mighty creation of legendary investor Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, that he built from a textile mill to one of the world’s largest conglomerates, has showed its age […]

Stocks hit records

Stocks Hit Records as U.S. Dollar Continues to Drop

Most people have enough trouble understanding how stocks work, but when you throw in the effects of changing values in the U.S. dollar, things really get confusing. To most people, stocks and the stock market do not seem so hard to understand. When we own a stock, we own a piece of the underlying business […]

Janet Yellin Named New Treasury Secretary

Former Fed Chair Yellin Named New Treasury Secretary

One of the real fears of a Biden presidency is who he might appoint as Secretary of the Treasury. Janet Yellin is at least a more palatable option than someone like Elizabeth Warren. To go along with the country’s first female Vice President, President-elect Joe Biden has also broken the gender barrier with his selection […]

Pfizer

Is Pfizer Stock Really Soaring on Vaccine News?

As so many are reveling in the apparent success of Pfizer’s vaccine trials, we might think that their stock should be going crazy. Lots of craziness, none related to the stock. The headline from Bloomberg when the news of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine achieving a 90% efficacy rate claimed that Pfizer’s stock was “soaring,” and many […]

US Election 2020

Economy on the Line as America Prepares to Vote

Next week’s election may or may not be the country’s most important ever overall, but it certainly is the biggest ever for the economy. We’ll look at the issues from the economy’s perspective. What makes the 2020 U.S. presidential election stand out so much is how different incumbent Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden differ […]

Knowledge is Power

Most people grossly underestimate the importance of gaining an adequate understanding of personal finance. They may feel that this is something that simply isn’t important enough to focus on too much, or something that is given over to an advisor, and perhaps is only needed by those wealthier than themselves.

However, matters relating to personal finance end up having a very big impact upon our lives. We dedicate a large part of our waking hours to personal finance, earning money that will be used for various purposes. A very significant portion of our lives is affected by the financial decisions we make, both now, and especially in the future, both short and long term.

People do seek to be able to have more control over their financial situation, but tend to focus their interests on narrow topics such as seeking to get a better return on their investments, but lack the holistic understanding and approach that is required to truly master this area of life.

If one truly is looking to manage their personal finances properly, as they should be, this is going to require one looking at all aspects of their life that pertain to their financial well being and direct and make changes so that they can maximize their goals.

The Mission of MarketReview.com

The mission of MarketReview.com extends well beyond just providing investment advice, although that’s certainly part of the picture, and a meaningful one. It’s far better by the way to look to empower investors to be able to make their own sound decisions, and a hot tip or some information on a particular form of investing will only take you so far, and will leave you unprepared to manage the very dynamic nature of investing.

Investing, and personal finance in general, is a lot about managing change, and to do that you have to be prepared to confront the new challenges that present themselves over time. This can only be achieved through understanding, and even if one is just looking to act upon the advice of others, understanding is needed to even be able to evaluate the quality of this advice.

So a big part of looking to empower you to manage your own finances effectively is to look to educate you to think for yourself, and therefore you will find that this is a big focus on our site. This is not by the way something that you can be selective with, looking to gain knowledge on particular aspects of personal finance, as it is required that we be well informed about all aspects pertaining to managing this aspect of your life well.

The Scope of MarketReview.com

While other sites offering financial information tend to focus on particular aspects of personal financial management, we instead prefer a holistic approach that encompasses all of the major areas that influence one’s financial well being.

This starts with financial inputs, which include all sources of income, both employment and business income as well as investment income. One must dedicate the proper resources to obtaining the level of income that is desired, the making money part of it, as well as looking to make that money work for you, the investing side.

Unlike generating income from one’s own resources, where the more the better, provided that you don’t work too hard and end up with net unhappiness, investment income must be tempered by one’s risk tolerance, which involves factors beyond simply what one may be comfortable with.

A lot of this balancing has to do with what one’s goals are, and these goals should be clearly set out, saving a certain amount for retirement for instance. Only then can we evaluate properly whether a certain strategy is in harmony with these goals or whether it should be adjusted.

There are three main components of a personal finance strategy, with savings being the first one, the money set aside from one’s income, and how we put these savings to work being the second component.

The third component is very important as well, and this is how we spend our money, the money we earn from our work as well as the money earned from our savings. There is perhaps nothing more important as managing our spending, as this directly relates to how much we can save and in turn how much we can earn from investments.

So it’s very important to look at all three elements here and strive to optimize them according to our overall plan, and we provide you on our site with insights into managing all of these factors properly.

It’s All About Making the Right Choices

Managing your personal finances always comes down to choosing one course of action over another, and hopefully the correct choice. This is a highly personal thing and really comes down to what one’s values are, and these values serve as the foundation of the plan, what the plan is looking to maximize.

Money is merely a means to an end, so the end does matter, a great deal actually. It is not just a matter of accumulating as much wealth as possible, this wealth is built to enjoy, to various degrees and through various means like traveling, slot machine games or fine dining, as one chooses.

So while one must understand the various things that go into sound financial management, such as getting the most out of one’s investments, minimizing interest costs, or spending wisely, one must also understand oneself, and how to use financial management to maximize one’s happiness overall, over time.

The MarketReview.com Advantage

So this is why we call our approach a holistic one, and if you are looking to improve your understanding and your management of personal finance, you need to look to all areas that pertain to it. There are very often areas that get overlooked, but if you really want to succeed, you must master all aspects.

Our expertise extends to all of these aspects, combining a deep understanding of all matters related to finance with the right amount of practical wisdom to ensure that you are best set up to understand and implement the needed changes.

We invite you to join us on this journey toward practical mastery. Our articles are geared toward educating people of all levels of present knowledge, and increase your subject matter expertise whether you are new to this or are pretty savvy already.