All about asset allocation

Sometimes I use the phrase "asset allocation" at cocktail parties to sound smart. The host, whose party I am crashing, usually looks at me, surprised, and asks me one question: "How did you get in here?" Then I leave, usually. Anyway, asset allocation is a fancy way of describing where you put your money (e.g., 50% in stocks, 20% ...

Don’t some active mutual funds beat index funds?

I got an email from an investment advisor named Ryan last week. He pointed out that some loaded funds (mutual funds that charge commissions) actually beat index funds. When I wrote All About Mutual Funds, I railed against loaded funds. Here's how the conversation went. (more…)

Time is NOT money–at least, not yours

I'm tired of people saying "time is money." No, it's not--especially not yours. (more…)

Featured in the Wall Street Journal!

Great news! Terri Cullen from the Wall Street Journal interviewed me last week and wrote an article about personal-finance Web sites, including IWillTeachYouToBeRich: (more…)

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