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Archive for September, 2006

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Merlin Mann of “43 Folders” Wants Your Help

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Merlin Mann of 43 Folders is asking for readers’ opinions on which blogs are the “43 Folders” of personal finance. It’s no surprise that Merlin mentioned IWillTeachYoutobeRich and GetRichSlowly, which have gotten TONS of attention lately. Anyway, it’s nice to see a blog as popular as 43 Folders giving personal finance blogs some attention.

Emails Like This Make Me Laugh

Friday, September 29th, 2006

I have received quite a few emails recently that say basically the same thing that this email says: Dear Webmaster, My name is Deepamol, and I run the web site CashnetUSA: I recently found your site and am very interested in exchanging links. I’ve gone ahead and posted a link to your site, […]

Roth Conversion Strategy For Those With Higher Incomes

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

As of right now, those who file jointly, with Modified Adjusted Gross Incomes of over $160,000 ($110,000 for single filers) cannot contribute to a Roth IRA. They may still contribute to a non-deductible traditional IRA. However, the problem with this is that there’s no tax benefit upfront and the withdrawals will be taxed at retirement. […]

Listen to Vanguard’s “Plain Talk On Investing” Podcast

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

As I write this, I’m listening to the Vanguard “Plain Talk On Investing” podcast. This particular podcast is targeted at younger people, which I think is great. You can listen to the podcast online or you can download it to your iPod. Good stuff.

Don’t Let Your Behavior Ruin Your Investment Plan

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Check out yesterday’s Getting Going column, which talks about behavioral finance and it’s impact on investors’ decisions. The article is good but what I really like is the box inside the article that highlights four destructive behaviors: Recency – Thinking what happened last year will happen again THIS year. Remember that things tend to revert […]

Beware the Huckster in Adviser’s Clothing

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Here’s a warning from Tom Lauricella of the Wall Street Journal to Beware the Huckster in Adviser’s Clothing. Some advisors have figured out that professional designations give them instant creditability. In their opinion the actual designation doesn’t really matter as long as they have something behind their name. For many advisors, this is just another […]

Vanguard’s Jack Brennan With Advice for Graduates

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

I just read some pretty good advice from John Brennan, Chairman of Vanguard. He recently posted some advice for college graduates. No, there’s nothing “new” here. It is ALL COMMON SENSE. But, that doesn’t mean that people will actually heed the advice. It’s one thing to read it and quite another to actually do something […]

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