Monthly Archives: August 2015

What is Your Risk Tolerance?

what is your tolerance for risk

All of the volatility in the stock market recently has probably tested your tolerance for risk.  And some people may feel that they are more tolerant to risk than they really are, and there is nothing like a sharp dip in the market to bring that to light.  So I thought it would be a good time to evaluate just how tolerant we all are to risk, because the better you know yourself and your investment style, the more prepared you’ll be to handle the ups and the downs.  People who are aggressive investors might have seen last week as a great buying opportunity while other more conservative people were hiding under their comforter praying for it to be over.  I recently took 3 risk quizzes online to identify my tolerance for risk that I thought I would share today so you can see what is your risk tolerance.
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When and Where to Find the Best Deals on Shoes

best deals on shoes

First of all, how have I had a blog called “High Heels High Yields” for over a year now and not discussed when and where to find the best deals on shoes?!  And second,  after Monday’s post about distracting ourselves from what is happening with the markets, I thought what better way to distract a girl than to do some therapeutic shoe shopping.  So today is the day!
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What’s Happening with the Dow and Why You Shouldn’t Panic

keep calm and don't look at your portfolio

The Dow plunged 500 points last Friday and roughly 1,000 points since the beginning of last week.  All three market indices (the Dow, S&P 500 and NASDAQ) now are at a loss for the year.  So there is a lot of panic going on in the financial world, naturally.  If you click on a myriad of articles from major news sources such as Wall Street Journal, Market Watch, NBC or CBS, you’ll find that they are predicting more losses this week.
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