Personal finance

The experts (you!) weigh in on saving strategies

In an earlier post, I asked readers to share techniques that have helped them to save. After all, spending less than you earn is the essential first step in investing. Vanguard shareholders tend to be people who’ve long made … Read more

Investing

On the virtue of keeping it simple

The impact of unnecessarily complicating our lives became clear to me this weekend.

With 260,000 miles on our two cars, we decided this was the time to get that new car we’ve been talking about. We did the research, bought … Read more

Investing

Lessons from the “lost decade”

Here’s a table that codifies the pain of investing over the past decade. It compares the results of investing in several asset classes under two scenarios: A $10,000 lump-sum investment at the beginning of the decade, and a regular $1,000-a-year … Read more

Investing

The deal of a lifetime?

At the risk of giving away my age, I'll tell you that buying stocks right now could be the deal of my lifetime.… Read more
Investing

All in, or bit by bit?

Dollar-cost averaging forces the discipline to continue to invest in good times and in bad.… Read more
Investing

Thank you, Jon Stewart!

At long last, someone called Jim Cramer out. It wasn't the mainstream press. In fact, it was one of the leading faces of the "fake" press, Jon Stewart.… Read more
Investing

Forecasts and second marriages

Even from its recent lows, the S&P 500 Index would have to drop another 30% or so to get back to the level that had me counseling caution back in 1995.… Read more
Economy & markets

The next Depression?

Mark Hulbert (with some help from Jeremy Siegel) does a nice job correcting the record about how long it took for stock market investors to "recover" from the Great Depression.… Read more
Investing

The trouble with bubbles

The history of bubbles is a story of excessive enthuasisms, for anything from tulip bulbs to subprime mortgages. But is there something more fundamental at work? Something more innate and psychological? It seems to me there is.… Read more

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