Bonds had surprisingly good returns in the first half of 2014. However, you are still better off in CDs.
Review online investment management services by Wealthfront, Betterment, and Personal Capital. How do these compare with a target date fund from Vanguard?
Interesting tidbits from a Vanguard report covering 3 million 401k participants. See where you stand.
A mortgage is a negative bond. Buying stocks while having a mortgage is the same as buying stocks on margin. So is buying stocks while renting.
If you get something for free it’s the same as income only if you’d pay the cash price anyway. If you are paying up front, it’s just a different way to pay for an expense.
What is an asset and what is an investment? Are all assets investments? Are all investments assets? Is your home an asset or an investment or both?
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This articles explains how bond closed-end funds work and how they are better or worse than the traditional open-end mutual funds and ETFs.
[Updated on October 17, 2014 with a new example.] I said in The Case Against Roth 401(k) I think for most people the majority, if not 100%, of the contribution should go to a Traditional 401(k). I gave these reasons: Fill in lower tax brackets in retirement Avoid high state income tax Leave the option open […]