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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 …

Capital Gains and Selling Employee Stock: What you Don’t Know CAN Hurt you
Wed, 05/7/14 | 8 Comments
Capital Gains and Selling Employee Stock: What you Don’t Know CAN Hurt you

A while back, we covered capital gains tax basics. One thing I didn’t get in to that I thought deserved a post all of its own is capital gains on employee stock units – you …

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 …

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 …


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