The Vanguard Catch-22

As I’ve mentioned many times before, all of my taxable investing, as well as my Roth IRA, is done directly through Vanguard. I use Vanguard

The Chorus of Voices for Index Funds

Having read a small mountain of personal finance and investing books in the last couple of years, I’ve come to realize that there’s some significant

Review: One Up On Wall Street

Each Friday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. Peter Lynch is a Wall Street legend. He drove Fidelity’s Magellan mutual fund to some

Pay Ahead on Your Mortgage or Investing?

Recently, I mentioned that I encouraged people to invest instead of paying ahead on their mortgage. It left me thinking quite a bit about debt

Review: Unconventional Success

Each Friday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. Of all the places I could possibly find out about a book, I was introduced

Six Steps for a Beginning Stock Investor

Once a person has their debt under control, the next thing that they want to do with their money is figure out ways to maximize

Review: Finding the Next Starbucks

A while back, I read Louis Navellier’s The Little Book That Makes You Rich, which was intended to serve as a simple introduction to growth

Review: Learn to Earn

Each Friday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. I’ve wanted to review one of Peter Lynch’s books for a long time. I’ve leafed

Review: Stay Mad for Life

A lot of people like to make fun of Jim Cramer’s antics, but I actually quite like the guy. His stock picks are generally useless

Review: Common Sense on Mutual Funds

Each Friday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. Over the last couple of years, I’ve become quite familiar with John Bogle’s investing philosophy

11.20.07

The “Seed Money” Idea: A Different Way of Looking at Saving for Your Child’s Future

A few days ago, I had lunch with a person in the local community whose opinion I respect quite a bit. He has two adult

11.18.07

How to Get Started Investing in Index Funds

For some of you, this topic will seem almost shockingly trivial, but I have received this question three times now and that, to me, means

Should I Pay Off Low-Interest Debt or Invest?

This week, The Simple Dollar attempts to address challenging questions in personal finance by looking at both sides of the story and figuring out some

Should I Invest After a Small Dip in the Stock Market?

This week, The Simple Dollar attempts to address challenging questions in personal finance by looking at both sides of the story and figuring out some

The Pump and Dump Stocks Email Scam Explained

A reader wrote to me recently asking about the proliferation of spam emails concerning individual stocks: I often get two or three spam emails a

Why I Focus on Debt Freedom over Investing

Over the last few weeks, my wife and I have taken some serious looks at our overall financial state, our happiness with our current lifestyle,

Review: The Little Book That Makes You Rich

The Little Book That Makes You Rich is the fourth in a series of investment books that each strive to explain in layman’s terms a

10.18.07

Increasing Your 401(k) Contributions: Benefits and Drawbacks

Lately, I’ve had a lot of fun playing with this 401(k) contribution calculator. Ever wondered what sort of impact changing your 401(k) contribution would have?

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