01.04.09

7 Huge Financial Mistakes I Made During College

Over the last few weeks, I have been reflecting on how many members of my rather close extended family are either near high school graduation

Hand-Me-Downs: Consumer Protectionism Gone Too Far?

After writing this, I’m pretty sure that this article will stir up some potentially intense comments. I encourage disagreement with my take on this situation

Review: The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. Peter Schiff is a huge pessimist about the future of the economy, and because

The Intelligent Investor: A Century of Stock Market History

This is the third in a weekly series of articles providing a chapter-by-chapter in-depth “book club” reading of Benjamin Graham’s investing classic The Intelligent Investor.

Earning Regular Income from Stock Investing via Dividends

A few days ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with a fellow in his early sixties who has already retired. He had been

The Intelligent Investor: The Investor and Inflation

This is the third in a weekly series of articles providing a chapter-by-chapter in-depth “book club” reading of Benjamin Graham’s investing classic The Intelligent Investor.

The Intelligent Investor: Investment Versus Speculation

This is the second in a weekly series of articles providing a chapter-by-chapter in-depth “book club” reading of Benjamin Graham’s investing classic The Intelligent Investor.

10.14.08

Staying Calm in Financially Tough Times

As I write this, the stock market has just completed the single best day in its history. This follows the worst week in its history,

10.07.08

How to Read a Stock Chart in Just Five Seconds

Whenever I tune into CNBC, I’m usually blown away with the raw amount of data thrown at me. For the average person, there’s no way

Review: Millionaire by Thirty

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. Over and over again, I get encouraged by readers to review the “hot” personal

10.03.08

Retirement Plans in a Down Stock Market

After writing my piece yesterday on fear and the economic situation, a very eloquent reader named “Maggie” wrote to me: I completely agree with your

09.26.08

Looking at Your Career as an Investment

Last night, I was leafing through the September 22 issue of BusinessWeek (one of the handful of magazines I subscribe to – a great read)

Review: The Little Book That Saves Your Assets

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. I’ve been a pretty big fan of the “Little Books, Big Profits” series published

Using TreasuryDirect for Conservative Investing

Over the last few days, with all the tumult on Wall Street (AIG and Merrill and Lehman, oh my!), several people have written to me

09.12.08

Why Allocations Make A Big Difference

Bill writes in: I keep reading tons of stuff about asset allocation and how you need to diversify your investments. Is it really that big

Why I’m Not Panicking – And You Shouldn’t, Either

Over the last three or four days, I’ve received a bunch of emails from readers asking me why I’m not talking breathlessly about the chaos

Savings and Investing: Why Saving Is More Important

About once a week, I’ll get an email from a reader along the lines of this recent one from Leo: I don’t know how to

What Individual Stocks Would I Invest In for the Long Haul?

In the reader mailbag yesterday, I alluded to the idea that I would only buy individual stocks from companies that I was strongly familiar with

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