April 27th, 2005
Here's a great Frontline documentary by PBS:
Secret History of the Credit Card
Check out the interviews if you get a chance.
April 25th, 2005
When it comes to mutual funds--and index funds to some extent--there are thousands and thousands of options. A wise man once wrote this:
...you can pick a mutual fund of almost any imaginable type, based on many factors (e.g., risk, return, sector, geographic area of investment, etc). For example, you could invest in a value fund, an emerging-markets fund, ...
April 23rd, 2005
Hmm...sometimes it IS worth it!
In the varieties popped, the percentage of unpopped kernels ranged from 4 percent in premium brands to 47 percent in the cheaper ones.
CNN reports on groundbreaking innovation in the home popcorn market: Scientists solve unpopped popcorn
April 22nd, 2005
Check this out: I'm going to add a little skepticism to the many, many articles that are floating around the Internet right now, bemoaning the condition of stocks and the market in general.
Background: Lots of companies are reporting their earnings and, combined with inflationary worries and a possibly slowing market, everyone is throwing their hands up in worry. Everyone ...
April 21st, 2005
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April 20th, 2005
Remember when I wrote about how foolish actively managed mutual funds are in most cases? (Link: Don't some active mutual funds beat index funds?) I've also written broadly about mutual funds: All about mutual funds