I Scored a Return of 465% On My Money This Weekend

Tweet Who wouldn’t love to see returns like this? While it is true that I did in fact obtain this return on my money, it was certainly not done in a conventional way, nor do I encourage others to use this investment strategy. This weekend my parents came down to visit and since we moved […]

Motley Fool CAPS – An Interesting New Investment Tool

Tweet If you are an investor then you are probably familiar with the Motley Fool website, a nice resource on many types of investments as well as personal finance. I don’t usually use the site all that frequently, but this weekend I noticed a new service in beta testing called CAPS. After taking a look, […]

Nobel Prize Winner and Economist Milton Friedman Dies at 94

Tweet Milton Friedman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist who advocated an unfettered free market and had the ear of Presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan, died Thursday. He was 94. Friedman died in San Francisco, said Robert Fanger, a spokesman for the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation in Indianapolis. He did not know the cause of […]

10 Misconceptions about Retirement Security

Tweet Retirement is one of the most important goals for most people. Unfortunately, many workers and retirees have an incomplete or misleading picture of how much they need to save, how to invest their savings effectively, and how to make their money last as long as they live. Clearing up common misconceptions about retirement is […]

Don't Forget To Enter The Free Book Giveaway!

Tweet Only a few days left before the winner is decided, enter today for your chance. All you have to do is leave a comment and you could be the lucky owner of a brand new copy of Elliott Wave Principle: Key to Market Behavior. You can find the original contest post here: Free Book […]

Six Tips For Smart Mutual Fund Shopping

Tweet Picking the right mutual fund is more complicated than looking at fees, expenses and past returns. Some people are likely to spend more time analyzing a new business suit purchase than their next investment. Chuck Jaffe with Marketwatch has outlined six key tips that will ensure you choose the right fund every time. Material/fabric […]

The Brown Bag Experiment

Brown Bag Results

Tweet My wife and I are busy people, and generally our only option for lunch while at work is to pick up something at a restaurant, or in my case, the cafeteria here where I work. We always knew it was an expensive habit, but the fact that it is so convenient and there are […]

You Don't Need To Use Credit To Earn Rewards


Tweet Most of us are aware of the various credit cards out there that provide rewards for using them. Some provide cash back, others offer airline miles or points to purchase gifts from a catalog. These can be great tools for those who use the credit cards to make purchases and then immediately pay off […]

Vanguard Reopens, Makes Changes to Funds

Tweet Vanguard is reopening the Strategic Equity Fund (VSEQX), which should be good news to investors. This fund was closed back in April to new investors because it was attracting a tremendous amount of new assets due to strong performance. It may seem odd that a fund company would close a fund because it is […]