10 rules for building wealth
Fumbling when it comes to investing? Don't panic. There are easy ways to get your money to work for you.
By Jia Lynn Yang, Fortune reporter
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3. Keep it simple
3. Keep it simple
If you have a full-time job and it's not picking stocks, acknowledge that. Choosing three or four index funds - say, an S&P 500 fund, an EAFE fund, and a small-cap stock fund - will give you broad exposure. ETFs (low-cost mutual funds that trade like stocks) are also an easy way to invest in more exotic asset classes, like commodities. If you're close to retirement, consider life-cycle funds from Vanguard or T. Rowe Price, which will automatically rebalance your account according to your goals.
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