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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 | 9 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 …

Lessons from a Manic Stock Market & Flash Correction
Mon, 08/31/15 | 14 Comments
Lessons from a Manic Stock Market & Flash Correction

Last Monday morning, I was feeling absolutely sick to my stomach.
The Dow had just opened the day 1,000 points below where it had closed the previous Friday. And this was after it had lost an …

Millennials Embracing Passive Investing & Vanguard
Mon, 05/25/15 | 6 Comments
Millennials Embracing Passive Investing & Vanguard

I must confess – I’ve dumped on millennials quite a bit.
First, I made fun of them for boomeranging back to their parent’s basements. Say hi to the “rents” for me, guys (hehe).
Then, I reminded them …


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