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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) & DRIP’s: An Overview
Wed, 01/22/14 | 7 Comments
Direct Stock Purchase Plans (DSPP) & DRIP’s: An Overview

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 …

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 …

How to Use Passive Index Investing to Beat the Pros
Tue, 04/26/11 | 20 Comments
How to Use Passive Index Investing to Beat the Pros

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 | 33 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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