The Bright Side of the Declining Dollar

Foreign Returns

Tweet If you have paid any attention to the economy or financial markets over the past year, you’re probably aware of the fact that the U.S. dollar has been sinking relative to most foreign currencies. While the effects of the declining dollar can be felt here at home, it has a greater impact in the […]

Use the Rule of 72 to Understand Compound Interest

Rule of 72

Tweet The Rule of 72 is an Easy Way to Calculate How Long it Takes for Your Money to Double If you want to quickly determine how long it will take for your money to double, the rule of 72 is all you need. Most people generally understand the concept of compound interest, knowing that […]

Mutual Fund Review: T. Rowe Price Media & Telecom (PRMTX)

PRMTX

Tweet Once you have built a core portfolio that adequately diversifies your holdings across the broad market, it’s time to begin thinking about accenting your portfolio with some specialty funds. While specialty funds shouldn’t make up a large portion of your portfolio, they can certainly help your returns if you find favorable industries/sectors to invest […]

Poll: What Do You Think About the Friday Economic Blackout?

Tweet If you haven’t heard, a contingent of black radio talk-show hosts are calling for a national economic boycott Friday to protest what they consider racial and economic injustices across the country. Warren Ballentine has enlisted help from other radio personalities, including Michael Baisden and the Rev. Al Sharpton. He said the one-day boycott is […]

Generation X Finance is One Year Old

Toast

Tweet This actually comes a few weeks late, as this site was born on October 19th, 2006. It is hard to believe that a year has already gone by, and it is amazing to look back at all of the discussions we’ve had, and the wonderful people I’ve met through the process. In honor of […]