Tag Archives: Investing
The timing of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7–11) and Mother’s Day (May 13) got me to thinking about what my mom taught me about finance. While mothers may not be teachers in the official sense, they play an important role … Read more
On December 16, 2008, the Federal Reserve cut its target for the shortest-term interest rate to nearly 0%. The Fed’s bold policy action was one of many aggressive steps taken to stabilize global financial markets and a U.S. economy that … Read more
The latest figures are out from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) in Washington, D.C. Unsurprisingly, “retirement confidence” remains down from its peak in 2007, and is at levels similar to what we saw during the Great Recession.
What’s going … Read more
Two years ago, my husband and I bought a TV. He wanted the super-duper one. I wanted a good deal. We went with the good deal.
Fast-forward two years, and the TV we got only turns on and off when … Read more
A Wall Street Journal report, published on February 21, notes that small-capitalization stock prices, as measured by the Russell 2000 Index, are nearing an all-time high. But investors aren’t pouring money into small-cap stocks.
The story, “Small-cap rise is big … Read more
A new report just came out on the retirement prospects for baby boomers.* Its top-line result was that 40% of all boomers aren’t prepared for retirement.
Whenever the topic turns to retirement in America, the language is fairly dismal. Last … Read more
I don’t consider myself a risk-taker. I change the batteries in my smoke detectors, double check that my doors are locked, and always wear my seat belt. I can absolutely relate to the fear that many young people have when … Read more
In the investment world, you occasionally come across a simple yet striking observation. Here’s an example from a recent client letter of Howard Marks, chairman of Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., and one of Vanguard’s external investment advisors:… Read more
It’s a new year, so here are a few investment and retirement thoughts that come to mind for 2012.
When it comes to investing, Theme #1 among investors, especially among the majority of the retired or conservative crowd, continues to … Read more