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Why my friend invests in an insanely expensive fund and why I don’t

I was working on my asset allocation this weekend -- something I haven't written about in detail yet -- and had something interesting happen. One of my friends works in finance and was hanging out with me. He told me that I should look at look at one of his company's funds, which was doing really well. I checked it ...

13 stunning differences in how men and women think about money

Digg this! Thanks to the 35+ comments on the last post, Rob from BankSwitcher ("Switching banks is hard...we make it easier") was kind enough to re-analyze the data from my survey on gender and money (n=1,167). Below, you'll see red highlighting around areas where there are dramatic gender differences. For example: Slide 10: Guess who negotiates their ...

“Should I invest my student loans?”

Zach emails about his student loan money: Now for the most part all of that money will be used to do things like pay rent, and buy groceries, but when I've calculated it out, there's around $1000 left per semester minimum, and more if I can be frugal about how I spend it. My questions was, do you think it ...

I love these hilarious comments from angry financial advisers

The best part about Suze Orman's new Yahoo Finance column, "What to look for in a financial adviser," is the comments from angry financial advisors. "Advisor's [sic] need to make a living," they whine. "Of course a broker is going to make a commission....they have to eat too," says another commission-based apologist. And, in one particularly eloquent quote, a ...

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Excellent comment about debt

A Million Paths leaves this excellent comment on my recent post, When your debt feels like your arm. I was going to say something about how I agree and how debt is bad and blah, blah, but something really bugs me about everyone’s comments. Debt is the new fat. It’s just one more thing to be ashamed about ...

Behind-the-scenes New Yorker article on hedge funds reveals they aren’t so sexy

John Cassidy's fascinating behind-the-scenes look at hedge funds in the recent New Yorker is eye-opening. When you think of hedge funds, do you think glamour and prestige? In a study published in the June, 2003, issue of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, he and a co-author, Gaurav Amin, an analyst at Schroder Investment Management, a British financial firm, ...