Investing

How To Use Morningstar To Evaluate Mutual Fund Choices

With so many mutual funds out there, companies loudly promoting their own funds, and people giving half-baked investment advice, how can we know what funds are really right for us? The best route is to take advantage of independent research, and for me, the best choice for independent research in mutual funds is Morningstar. What …

A Look At My Own Mutual Fund Portfolio

As an example of the mutual fund topics we’ve discussed thus far this week, I thought I would mention my exact mutual fund investments and how I plan to grow them in the near future. First of all, I have two separate goals with my investments. The first is for buying a second home roughly …

What Are Your Goals? How Do Mutual Funds Fit In There?

People ask me all the time if they should be putting some money into mutual funds, individual stocks, bonds, and so forth. Generally, I just ask them a few very simple questions and then give a simple answer that will set them down a path appropriate for their goals. Let’s walk through these questions and …

Personal Finance 101: What Is A Mutual Fund?

Understanding How Mutual Funds Can Work for You Recently, I received a lengthy email from a reader who had a ton of basic personal finance questions contained within. I thought it might be interesting to start an irregular “personal finance 101″ series to answer and explain some of her questions. A mutual fund is an …

Review: The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need

I first picked up a ragged old copy of this book at a used book sale, but since then it keeps popping up over and over again. This week, I’ll review chapter by chapter the latest revision of this personal finance classic (it was first printed in 1978, which means it’s had a much longer …

The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need: Buy or Don’t Buy?

I first picked up a ragged old copy of this book at a used book sale, but since then it keeps popping up over and over again. This week, I’ll review chapter by chapter the latest revision of this personal finance classic (it was first printed in 1978, which means it’s had a much longer …

The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need: Family Planning and the Rest

I first picked up a ragged old copy of this book at a used book sale, but since then it keeps popping up over and over again. This week, I’ll review chapter by chapter the latest revision of this personal finance classic (it was first printed in 1978, which means it’s had a much longer …

The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need: The Stock Market

I first picked up a ragged old copy of this book at a used book sale, but since then it keeps popping up over and over again. This week, I’ll review chapter by chapter the latest revision of this personal finance classic (it was first printed in 1978, which means it’s had a much longer …

The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need: Minimal Risk

I first picked up a ragged old copy of this book at a used book sale, but since then it keeps popping up over and over again. This week, I’ll review chapter by chapter the latest revision of this personal finance classic (it was first printed in 1978, which means it’s had a much longer …

The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need: Overview

I first picked up a ragged old copy of this book at a used book sale, but since then it keeps popping up over and over again. This week, I’ll review chapter by chapter the latest revision of this personal finance classic (it was first printed in 1978, which means it’s had a much longer …

Review: The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing

As an investor with Vanguard and an occasional visitor to the Vanguard Diehards forum, I’ve been looking forward to reading The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing for a while now. It’s a guide to how to invest your money written based on the principles of Jack Bogle, the founder of Vanguard. Is it a good read …

Personal Finance 101: What Are Municipal Bonds?

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Municipal Bonds Recently, I received a lengthy email from a reader who had a ton of basic personal finance questions contained within. I thought it might be interesting to start an irregular “personal finance 101″ series to answer and explain some of her questions. In a nutshell, municipal bonds …

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The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing: Buy or Don’t Buy?

As an investor with Vanguard and an occasional visitor to the Vanguard Diehards forum, I’ve been looking forward to reading The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing for a while now. It’s a guide to how to invest your money written based on the principles of Jack Bogle, the founder of Vanguard. Is it a good read …

The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing: Chapters 17 – 23

As an investor with Vanguard and an occasional visitor to the Vanguard Diehards forum, I’ve been looking forward to reading The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing for a while now. It’s a guide to how to invest your money written based on the principles of Jack Bogle, the founder of Vanguard. Is it a good read …

The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing: Chapters 9 – 16

As an investor with Vanguard and an occasional visitor to the Vanguard Diehards forum, I’ve been looking forward to reading The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing for a while now. It’s a guide to how to invest your money written based on the principles of Jack Bogle, the founder of Vanguard. Is it a good read …

Buy In Bulk & Earn Incredible Returns

I’m a big believer of buying in bulk simply because of the savings you can earn on a bulk purchase. For example, let’s say that I like to buy a $10 bottle of wine each Saturday for drinking with dinner with my wife. However, I find out that if I buy it by the case …

The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing: Chapters 1 – 8

As an investor with Vanguard and an occasional visitor to the Vanguard Diehards forum, I’ve been looking forward to reading The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing for a while now. It’s a guide to how to invest your money written based on the principles of Jack Bogle, the founder of Vanguard. Is it a good read …

The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing: Overview

As an investor with Vanguard and an occasional visitor to the Vanguard Diehards forum, I’ve been looking forward to reading The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing for a while now. It’s a guide to how to invest your money written based on the principles of Jack Bogle, the founder of Vanguard. Is it a good read …

If You Buy When The Market Is Down, When Do You Sell?

Yesterday, I discussed in detail my reasons for making a substantial stock buy even in the face of a 5% market drop in the last week. In response to that, Lazy Man made the following comment: I think it’s interesting that everyone always says to buy when others are selling, but while the Dow was …

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