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Rebalancing Investments: Why, When, & How to Avoid High Fees
Tue, 05/27/14 | 7 Comments
Rebalancing Investments: Why, When, & How to Avoid High Fees

Getting over the fear of investing is a hurdle that everyone needs to surpass.
Once you make that leap, it really can be as simple as passively investing in a few different index funds or ETF’s …

Why I Love Vanguard & You Should Too
Mon, 05/12/14 | 16 Comments
Why I Love Vanguard & You Should Too

Vanguard recently wrapped up a cross-country tour that they dubbed “The At-Cost Café” to extoll the virtues of low cost investing – and quite appropriately – sell coffee at-cost ($0.26) to those who crossed their …

Vanguard has 3 S&P 500 Index Funds. How do you Choose?
Mon, 04/28/14 | 21 Comments
Vanguard has 3 S&P 500 Index Funds. How do you Choose?

I’m a big fan of passive index investing, where you basically pile all of your investments in to index funds and don’t try to time the market. For the amateur investor, it is hard to …

Warren Buffett’s 2014 Shareholder Letter Provides Great Advice for Beginner Investors (Including a Suggested Investment Pick)
Mon, 03/3/14 | 7 Comments
Warren Buffett’s 2014 Shareholder Letter Provides Great Advice for Beginner Investors (Including a Suggested Investment Pick)

Oh, if only Warren Buffett had a blog – for now, you’ll have to settle for me, and Buffett’s annual shareholder letters…
A few days prior to the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting where he releases said …

How to NOT Invest Like a Pro (and beat them) with Passive Index Investing
Tue, 04/26/11 | 20 Comments
How to NOT Invest Like a Pro (and beat them) with Passive Index Investing

This is the fourth of a multi-part series on how to invest outside of a 401K.
The whole idea for this series started when I was asking a group of about 30 co-workers if they invested …

How to Start an Online Broker Account
Tue, 04/5/11 | 28 Comments
How to Start an Online Broker Account

This is the second of a multi-part series on how to invest outside of a 401K. The whole idea for this series started when I was asking a group of about 30 co-workers if they …


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