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Costs of Commuting

Personal Capital lists the surprising costs of commuting. The author begins with this story: I usually leave the house each morning at 6:50. I hop in the car and drive to the train station, usually getting there around 7:05. I spend eight minutes waiting on the platform, using that time to catch up on news or download a podcast for my train ride. […]

Costs of Commuting

Personal Capital lists the surprising costs of commuting. The author begins with this story: I usually leave the house each morning at 6:50. I hop in the car and drive to the train station, usually getting there around 7:05. I spend eight minutes waiting on the platform, using that time to catch up on news or download a podcast for my train ride. […]

Happy Labor Day

Just wanted to say "Happy Labor Day" to my readers in the U.S. I hope you are enjoying a day off.I'm not blogging today -- plan to spend time with the family today. I'll be back on Wednesday with more money news, commentary, tips, and thoughts. […]

Happy Labor Day

Just wanted to say "Happy Labor Day" to my readers in the U.S. I hope you are enjoying a day off.I'm not blogging today -- plan to spend time with the family today. I'll be back on Wednesday with more money news, commentary, tips, and thoughts. […]

A Film About the Retirement Crisis

Most people like movies where the main characters get into a world of hurt but then, somehow, escape at the last minute and all is well.The movie I'm about to tell you about is not like that. At least not completely.The first part is what you'd expect (the world of hurt part), but unfortunately there's no happy ending.Yep, it's a film about the retirement crisis in America. […]

A Film About the Retirement Crisis

Most people like movies where the main characters get into a world of hurt but then, somehow, escape at the last minute and all is well.The movie I'm about to tell you about is not like that. At least not completely.The first part is what you'd expect (the world of hurt part), but unfortunately there's no happy ending.Yep, it's a film about the retirement crisis in America. […]

The Wealthy Look at Money Differently

The Business Insider says that the way millionaires view money is different from everyone else. Here are their thoughts and my comments on them: 1. The wealthy focus on earning. I have to agree on this one. That's why I post so much about managing your career, growing your investments, and investing in real estate. 2. […]

The Wealthy Look at Money Differently

The Business Insider says that the way millionaires view money is different from everyone else. Here are their thoughts and my comments on them: 1. The wealthy focus on earning. I have to agree on this one. That's why I post so much about managing your career, growing your investments, and investing in real estate. 2. […]

Five Myths and Misconceptions about Indexing

Vanguard lists five myths and misconceptions about indexing as follows: Myth #1: Indexing only works in "efficient" markets Myth #2: Who wants to be "average"? Myth #3: You get what you pay for—Higher cost + Higher ratings = Higher returns Myth #4: Market-cap weighting overweights the overvalued Myth #5: Index funds underperform in bear markets The myths I want to highlight are #2 and #3 […]

Five Myths and Misconceptions about Indexing

Vanguard lists five myths and misconceptions about indexing as follows: Myth #1: Indexing only works in "efficient" markets Myth #2: Who wants to be "average"? Myth #3: You get what you pay for—Higher cost + Higher ratings = Higher returns Myth #4: Market-cap weighting overweights the overvalued Myth #5: Index funds underperform in bear markets The myths I want to highlight are #2 and #3 […]