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The Percent of Americans who Own Stock Hits Record Low
Thu, 04/28/16 | 6 Comments
The Percent of Americans who Own Stock Hits Record Low

A recent Gallup poll had some very interesting numbers on stock market participation of Americans, particularly millennials.
For starters, just 52% of Americans have ANY money invested in stocks!
That low participation rate in stock investing is …

Why You Can’t Rely on the New Fiduciary Standard Rule Alone to Protect You
Mon, 04/11/16 | One Comment
Why You Can’t Rely on the New Fiduciary Standard Rule Alone to Protect You

There was big financial industry news last week as the U.S. Department of Labor has clarified a new fiduciary standard rule meant to protect retirement investors from conflict of interest by those giving them financial …

Bid-Ask Spread Basics (And why it’s so Important)
Mon, 03/14/16 | 3 Comments
Bid-Ask Spread Basics (And why it’s so Important)

It’s been a while since I’ve done an investing 101 article, so I’m overdue. In this post, we’ll cover an important investing component: bid-ask spread. May sound boring, but the knowledge gained could save you …

Capital Loss Tax Deduction: the Silver Lining to Selling Bad Investments
Thu, 01/28/16 | 3 Comments
Capital Loss Tax Deduction: the Silver Lining to Selling Bad Investments

What is a Capital Loss Tax Deduction?
The tax implications of selling an investment are usually thought of and discussed in a negative light. At the same time, selling an investment for a loss is almost …

Why Market Timing Doesn’t Work: A Case Study
Mon, 12/7/15 | 6 Comments
Why Market Timing Doesn’t Work: A Case Study

This year has been a roller coaster for investors. As a result, it provides a great case study on market timing (more specifically, why timing the market doesn’t work and should be avoided).
I realize we …

If you Don’t Save in your 20’s, you’re Screwing your Future Self
Mon, 10/5/15 | 8 Comments
If you Don’t Save in your 20’s, you’re Screwing your Future Self

It’s common for experts and non-experts alike to occasionally drop a big steaming pile of bad financial advice on the laps of twenty-somethings. I’d like to believe that most twenty-somethings have the financial acumen to …


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