September 13th, 2008
I hardly ever post on weekends, but I was reading this forum thread today and I almost vomited in my own mouth while struggling not to throw my computer out the window.
Read this forum thread: What should I invest in?
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LISTEN VERY CLOSELY PLEASE. JUST BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET TOLD YOU TO INVEST IN ...
September 11th, 2008
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2. Run the numbers
The key thing here is to actually do an analysis, as opposed to throwing around hand-wavy arguments like "Renting is throwing your money down the toilet" and "Leverage always makes you money." If you make a financial decision that will cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars without doing ...
August 27th, 2008
Just got this email from Christine, a self-described "trust fund baby" who asked for advice. What would you recommend?
I am a 22 year old female in my last year of college. I never learned how to manage my money. If I got money, I spend it. So, freshman year of college, a credit card seemed like a fantastic idea. ...
August 20th, 2008
While I was in New York a few weeks ago, I stopped by to meet Jonathan Clements, the former columnist for the Wall Street Journal -- which I thought was the best personal-finance column in the country. (Here's one of his columns: Twenty Tips for No-nonsense Investing.)
Jonathan is now the director of financial guidance at MyFi. While I was ...
July 24th, 2008
July 23, 2008:
Financial Stocks Rise Wondrously on Woeful Results
"...triggered a rally in financial stocks. A Standard & Poor's index of 29 companies -- including lenders, Wall Street firms and money managers -- has jumped 31 percent since July 15...
Some words used in this article: "triggered a rally, jumped, climbed, bounced back, progress, profitable, whopping number, could be that ...
July 21st, 2008
...is the phenomenal New York Times article written about how a woman named Diane McLeod got into thousands of dollars of debt. It's remarkable because it includes a rich set of multimedia features that let you understand how many of us get into so much debt -- and also allow you to compare yourself to others. They include:
An overview ...