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Direct Stock Purchase Plans (DSPP’s) & DRIP’s: Are they Worth it?
Wed, 01/22/14 | 4 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 …

The Perfect Stock
Mon, 05/6/13 | 12 Comments
The Perfect Stock

Doesn’t exist.
Just ask anyone who bought Apple, at some point during its never-ending rocket to an inevitable $1M per share.
If you bought Apple, as just about everyone in my peer group suggested I do around …

Zecco & TradeKing are Merging
Wed, 05/16/12 | 11 Comments
Zecco & TradeKing are Merging

Two of the lowest cost (and my favorite) online brokers, Zecco and TradeKing, have officially announced a merger.
I have had a non-retirement account with Zecco and a Traditional IRA and Roth IRA with TradeKing for …

Is the U.S. Vs. International Stock Allocation 80/20 Rule a Conspiracy?
Wed, 02/29/12 | 15 Comments
Is the U.S. Vs. International Stock Allocation 80/20 Rule a Conspiracy?

U.S. Versus International Stock Allocation
How much international stock exposure should you have?
It’s a great question. And I’ve been looking into my own foreign stock allocation lately.
In my research, I found Vanguard’s “Considerations for investing in …

Facebook Stock IPO: Should you Buy it?
Tue, 11/29/11 | 3 Comments
Facebook Stock IPO: Should you Buy it?

The Wall Street Journal cited unnamed sources today who proclaim that Facebook is moving closer to an IPO early next year. Could this be one of those once in a generation type companies and stock buying opportunities?
It’s …

Have you Lost all Confidence in the Stock Market?
Tue, 10/18/11 | 10 Comments
Have you Lost all Confidence in the Stock Market?

Earlier this year, I decided to do a series of posts on getting started on investing – an investing 101 guide, of sorts. This all got started when I ran a personal finance class at …


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