Investing 101

From the Washington Post via the Seattle Times comes a great article on the very basics of long-term investing.  While I am not a financial advisor by any measure, financial planning is every bit as important as estate planning when you are thinking about the future.  In fact, the two often go hand-in-hand and I partner with many financial advisors to help clients achieve their long-term goals.  Every once in a while, especially in the markets as we have experienced over the last few years, it is important to take a step back and revisit the basic principles of investing.  This article gives some very good insight.