Links: Hilarious real-estate bubble seekers, investing yourself (not through a broker), clueless friends and asset allocation
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Down to the last two weeks of my book manuscript, so things are going to be a little quiet around here. For now, here are some interesting links I’ve been reading.
Amazon book comments on a book titled Are You Missing the Real Estate Boom?: The Boom Will Not Bust and Why Property Values Will Continue to Climb Through the End of the Decade – And How to Profit From Them. Sadly, this book was written by the former head economist of the National Association of Realtors. The 5-star reviews from 2005 are sad, hilarious, cheerleader-ish comments for the real-estate boom.
Story about someone who had to cut his brother off because he kept asking for money.
JLP shows how you can save TONS of money by investing yourself instead of paying a broker.
How women look for men who have their financial house in order. It is wildly misconstrued by clueless commenters who are determined to miss the point.
His friends insist that long-term investing is “boring” but then have improperly allocated portfolios. With good math examples. Remember, asset allocation is the most important part of your portfolio, not the individual investments you choose.