Dollar-Based Investing Primer Coalinga CA

A primer on how dollar-based averaging can work for you as an investment strategy.

Richard Schultz
Schultz Financial Management Corp.
(714) 731-0848
1171 Appian Way
North Tustin, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Real Estate Investments
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Sean Burgess
Burgess Financial Planning
(415) 525-1041
222 Columbus Avenue, Suite 211
San Francisco, CA
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, Newlyweds & Novice Investors, Middle Income Client Needs, College/Education Planning, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Todd Ganos
Doolittle & Ganos Investment Counsel, LLC
(831) 624-3317
P.O. Box 221610
Carmel, CA
Expertises
Advising Entrepreneurs, Planning Issues for Business Owners, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, JD, LLM

Kevin Young
Young Wealth Management
(530) 231-5152
502 Mace Blvd. Suite #5
Davis, CA
Expertises
Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Tax Planning, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, EA, MBA

Stephan Goyette
Goyette Financial Planning
(805) 494-8181
25 W Rolling Oaks Drive, Suite 111
Thousand Oaks, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Douglas Taylor
Taylor Wealth Management
(310) 540-8000
3655 Torrance Blvd., Suite 347
Torrance, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Tax Planning, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS

J. Jeffrey Lambert
J. Jeffrey Lambert, CFP
(916) 685-7040
1024 Iron Point Road
Folsom, CA
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Financial Issues Between Generations, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Meredith Schneider
Schneider Wealth Management
(888) 444-9981
2995 Woodside Road, Suite 400
Woodside, CA
Expertises
Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, High Net Worth Client Needs, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®

Brian Pon
Financial Connections Group, Inc.
(415) 924-1091
21 Tamal Vista Blvd. #105
Corte Madera, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Socially Responsible Investments, Tax Planning, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, EA, PFP

Bryan Wisda
Summit Wealth Management, Inc.
(949) 753-9270
9210 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA
Expertises
Advising Medical Professionals, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Professional Athletes or Entertainers, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Dollar-Based Investing Primer

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Most stocks cost odd amounts: $3.25, $18.63, or $101.88. Traditionally, you invest by buying a whole number of shares, and the cost is the number you buy multiplied by the price.

"Dollar-based" investing is different: it means buying stocks or other investments in a dollar amount you choose, instead of in multiples of the stock price. Let's say you decide to invest $50 or $200 a month; your investment doesn't normally buy an exact whole number of shares. It's a great idea for the ordinary investor who wants to put away consistent amounts for the long term.

To see how the two systems work, put yourself in the handcrafted shoes of a wealthy imaginary relative, Mr. Buck.

Let's say Mr. Buck is worth $10 million. Perhaps he employs a professional broker, or perhaps he does all his own investing through an online brokerage account. In any case, his typical investing experience might look something like this.

"Say. That bond I'd forgotten all about has just matured. Suddenly I have $10,000 sitting in my checking account, and I really should invest it in something. Hmmm. I notice that shares in Global Widget have declined recently. But I'm confident the price will recover, and then some. Let's see... at today's share price of $126.99, that $10,000 will get me 78 shares."

With a call or a click, it's done. Mr. Buck now owns 78 shares in Global Widget. The transaction even leaves enough loose change for lunch at an expensive restaurant - if we ignore the $200 or so in commission that his personal broker may have just pocketed....


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