I grew up in a sailing family, and the first thing we were taught was that the wind was both an ally and an adversary. Like investing, having the wind at your back is both a comfortable and an expeditious … Read more
Tag Archives: asset allocation
April 15 is approaching, and once you’ve sorted through your W-2s and 1099s to complete your tax return, take a close look at the income section on your Form 1040. How much investment income did you report? A lot?
If … Read more
Tomorrow is March 14, or Pi Day (3.14), as it’s known in the Internet’s more mathematical precincts.
Pi allows us to design aircraft engines, pass a geometry midterm, and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. It can also teach us something about investing.… Read more
“Lord Grantham didn’t understand the value of diversification.”
“Lady Mary is more prudent.”
Lord Grantham? Lady Mary? Had I wandered into the wrong century? No, Vanguard’s social media team was simply discussing the fifth season of Downton Abbey, a … Read more
Saving. Investing. It’s all the same, right?
When Vanguard clients come to me for financial advice, they often use the terms “saving” and “investing” interchangeably. Most of the time, they refer to longer-term goals—“I’m saving for my son’s … Read more
I am a fan of movie trilogies, and my favorites include those that involve Luke Skywalker and Jason Bourne. Trilogies interest me because, while they consist of separate movies, they still share an overarching story line. That’s not dissimilar from … Read more
A few weeks ago, our blog editor suggested an idea for my next post: “How about, ‘Why I’m proud to be an investment nerd’?”
I closed my eyes, counted to ten. Once the rage had subsided, I said, as calmly … Read more