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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 […]

It Takes $130k to Live the American Dream

We've seen how many Americans find it difficult to make it on much more than this, so I was surprised when USA Today said it takes $130,000 to live the American dream. How did they arrive at this number? Here's the basic premise: "It's not about getting rich and making a lot of money. It's about security," he said. […]

It Takes $130k to Live the American Dream

We've seen how many Americans find it difficult to make it on much more than this, so I was surprised when USA Today said it takes $130,000 to live the American dream. How did they arrive at this number? Here's the basic premise: "It's not about getting rich and making a lot of money. It's about security," he said. […]

Podcasts that Provide Great Value

On my post titled Almost Infinite Investment Return, I had one reader ask me what podcasts I listened to (thinking that something we get for free could certainly have an infinite return). I responded there, but also thought it would be fun to post these for all to see and we could each share the podcasts we like. Here are my top podcasts: This is Your Life -- Great for both career and life. […]