70% of Fund Assets are Still Active Vs. Passive: Here are the 4 Bad Reasons Why
Mon, 04/20/15 | 12 Comments

The reputation of passive investing through index funds and their ETF counterparts has been pristine in recent years.
In 2014, only 10% of active stock funds that focus on big U.S. firms beat the S&P 500 …

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Share your Biggest Ups & Downs in 2013 & Set Goals for 2014
January 1, 2014 | 17 Comments
Share your Biggest Ups & Downs in 2013 & Set Goals for 2014

Happy new year!
A few posts ago, I mentioned that one of my favorite things about holiday break is taking some time to reflect, assess, and set goals.
If you don’t know where you’ve been, where you’re …

Should you Contribute to a 401k or IRA when in Debt? Apply the 5% Cutoff Rule
December 26, 2013 | 10 Comments
Should you Contribute to a 401k or IRA when in Debt? Apply the 5% Cutoff Rule

One of the most common financial topics brought up at the work lunch-room table (or really anywhere, now that I think about it) centers around the old save for retirement vs. pay off debt debate.
The …

A Time to Reflect & Move Forward
December 23, 2013 | 7 Comments
A Time to Reflect & Move Forward

The holiday season is full of good and bad extremes. Traditions made to endure and traditions made to be broken. Some make us happy, some make us sad, and some are a bittersweet.
Spending time with …

Lessons from The Greatest Undocumented Investment Bubble in Modern History
December 18, 2013 | 26 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 …

Make Online Purchases without THIS Rewards Card? You’re Losing Money
December 16, 2013 | 20 Comments
Make Online Purchases without THIS Rewards Card? You’re Losing Money

I haven’t plugged a new credit card offering in over a year, as few (if any), have stood out from a pile of mediocrity.
But here’s one worth plugging, and one that I have added to …

Choosing Part-Time
December 12, 2013 | 9 Comments
Choosing Part-Time

The last two jobs my wife has been offered (and accepted) were both part-time jobs.
The first, as a landscape architect, was 4 work days (32 hours) per week.
The second, as a registered nurse, was 2 …


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