Money Management

Risk Less and Prosper-Is Conventional Investing Wisdom Wrong?

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Bond, Economics, Investing, Money Management, Retirement, Saving | 13 comments

Investing Strategy for Inflation and Asset Protection “Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.” Sam Ewing (Brainyquote.com) Zvi Bodie and Rachelle Taqqu authored the revolutionary Risk Less and Prosper book about life cycle investing. This book flips conventional investing...

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Predicting Stock Returns for Fun and Profit

Predicting Stock Returns for Fun and Profit

By in Economics, Guest Post, Investing, Money Management, Stocks | 9 comments

Can You Predict Future Stock Market Returns? Guest article by Rob Bennett I have been studying how to predict stock returns effectively for nine years. The purpose of this article is to put forward a brief summary of what I have learned. 1) Short-Term Predictions Never Work. I do not believe that it is possible to predict where stock returns are going to be in six...

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Investing Lazy Portfolios Drill Down

Investing Lazy Portfolios Drill Down

By in Asset Allocation, Bond, Money Management, Mutual Funds, Stocks | 4 comments

“Investing should be dull,” according to Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Samuelson.  “Investing should be more like watching paint dry or grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas” Are you interested in a market beating approach with less volatility?  Do you want a set it and forget it investment plan?  Are you curious about a...

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Help, I Have No Money; Cash Management for New College Grads

Help, I Have No Money; Cash Management for New College Grads

By in Debt, Money Management, Personal Finance, Saving | 21 comments

“Aura would like you to know she is having a very hard time.” Tiny Furniture the movie.  Life is particularly challenging for new college graduates. Take a few positive steps and you can make it better. By practicing how to live within your income from the beginning of your working life, you increase your chances for financial success and wealth. The...

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Is Index Fund Investing Overrated?

Is Index Fund Investing Overrated?

By in Asset Allocation, Investing, Money Management, Mutual Funds | 10 comments

Is It Possible to Beat the Market? In Jeff Somer’s NY Times article,  “Beating the Market, as a Reachable Goal”, Robert A. Olstein is insulted by the arguments in favor of index funds. He claims that the index fund approach is a reach for mediocrity. Olstein goes on to site the stellar performance of his Olstein All Cap Value Fund. According to the...

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