I was interviewed by Dr. Jim Dahle on his White Coat Investor podcast. It’s my only appearance in audio anywhere.
Learning the right materials from the right source gets you onto the right track.
Vanguard offers two good podcasts. Listen on iPhone, iPad, Android, or computers.
My interview on mint.com.
Results for the reader survey conducted near the end of 2013. 42% of the readers rated the blog “excellent.”
Although the public comments on the financial planner who found the best way to lose his home are mostly negative, it’s the opposite in the financial advisors circle. Michael Kitces asked his financial advisors audience Which Is More Important In Your Trust Equation: Credibility, Or Authenticity? He alluded to the worry that by admitting mistakes […]
I hear people use the word millionaire, but I’m not sure what exactly it means. For example, President Obama said in his latest State of the Union address, “Before we take money away from our schools or scholarships away from our students, we should ask millionaires to give up their tax break.” Who exactly are […]
Although I have been blogging for four years, I didn’t write much about the economics of blogging. As I prepare to close the books for this year, I thought some of you may be interested in a look from inside. If you read blogs, you should know what’s happening on the other side. Then you […]
Long time readers know I have a special interest in TIPS, the inflation indexed bonds. At one of my annual reader surveys, a reader asked why I wrote about TIPS all the time. I like TIPS because they are truly unique – the only investment with a guaranteed return above inflation. I wrote everything I […]
Ever since I switched from reading Financial Times to Wall Street Journal (FT subscription ran out; no option to use airline miles), I started encountering more and more sob stories. On Tuesday I mentioned the story about laid-off employees burning through their severance and turning down job offers. On Wednesday I read this article about […]
People should seek out unbiased financial advice but there are too many sharks out there. Good advisors are often unaffordable.
In The Right Lessons and The Wrong Lessons, I said the right lessons from the recession and the bear market are “so simple they don’t need any further explanation.” A reader Mark suggested that I shouldn’t be so dismissive. “If you tell him/her it’s so simple that he should be ashamed of himself for failing […]