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Making Net Worth More Useful
Wed, 04/9/14 | 13 Comments
Making Net Worth More Useful

A few years back, I had a little net worth bashing session.
Over time (and increased net worth) my view on this financial metric has softened a bit, but not much.
A softer side comes from an …

Starting Down the Road to Financial Independence? Don’t Obsess Over Investment Returns, but you MUST Obsess Over this
Wed, 03/26/14 | 13 Comments
Starting Down the Road to Financial Independence? Don’t Obsess Over Investment Returns, but you MUST Obsess Over this

The 20somethingfinance motto is “Get a Head Start on your Freedom”.
“Freedom” is a bit ambiguous really, and as with a lyric on a favorite song, you can take it to mean whatever you like. But …

Capital Gains Taxes 101: For Anyone who Buys and Sells Investments
Wed, 03/19/14 | 12 Comments
Capital Gains Taxes 101: For Anyone who Buys and Sells Investments

Capital gains tax rules do not make for a particularly thrilling topic.
But… seeing that this is a personal finance blog geared towards young professionals and we should all be investing as early as possible, capital …

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 …

Direct Stock Purchase Plans (DSPP’s) & DRIP’s: Are they Worth it?
Wed, 01/22/14 | 6 Comments
Direct Stock Purchase Plans (DSPP’s) & DRIP’s: Are they Worth it?

DSPP’s Vs. DRIP’s
Direct stock purchase plans (or DSPP’s for short) are plans that allows you to buy stock directly from a company or their stock transfer agent – often times without a fee – and …

Lessons from The Greatest Undocumented Investment Bubble in Modern History
Wed, 12/18/13 | 24 Comments
Lessons from The Greatest Undocumented Investment Bubble in Modern History

Around the same time, every Saturday, I’d pocket my $1 weekly allowance (not a typo), and head down to the local ice cream parlor on my bike.
I’d throw down my crumpled up dollar on the …


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