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Tips From a Reader

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

A reader named Bryan left the following comment just a little while ago and I thought I would share it with everyone: My wife and I are about 5 years from the upper end our our age bracket and exceed both the median and average net worth, the average by almost 4 x’s. That’s our […]

What’s the Difference Between “Fee-Based” and “Fee-Only?”

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Some advisors will tell you that “fee-based” and “fee-only” financial planning is the same thing. They are wrong. They are very different. Here’s how: A “fee-only” financial planner is one who gets paid SOLELY by the client. There are NO commissions whatsoever. The client pays for the planner’s services either by the hour or by […]

FINAL DAY and a Bogleheads’ Giveaway!

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Today is the last day of the Bogleheads’ October Project. Bringing us the review of the last chapter is Ironman of Political Calculations. To celebrate the end of this project, I will send a copy of the book to two lucky commenters. All you have to do is a leave a comment, which will enter […]

Question of the Day – Brokers

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Here’s today’s Question of the Day: If your broker recommended a particular mutual fund family to you and then told you that his firm had a special revenue-sharing arrangement with that mutual fund family, would you still invest in that mutual fund? I realize that MOST of the readers of this blog are do-it-yourselfers and […]

Now For My Favorite Commercials…

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

After I posted about how I hated the Yoplait commercial, I got to thinking about it. I’m NOT SUPPOSED to like that commercial. In fact, I bet there aren’t too many men who like that commercial (for the record, my wife HATES that commercial too!). There’s even a forum thread dedicated to the commercial over […]

Stupid Yoplait Commercial

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Have you seen that stupid Yoplait commercial with the two women lounging in a spa, eating yogurt? One of the women says to other about the yogurt, “This is Zen wrapped in Karma, dipped in chocolate…good.” What the heck does that mean? Everytime I see that commercial it makes me want to hate yogurt.

Interesting Article From Liz Pulliam Weston

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Reader Stacey sent me a link to an interesting article by Liz Pulliam Weson about getting your free financial report card. I read through the article and think there’s some useful information there so you might want to check it out. I’ll try to write more about it in the morning. Right now, I’m going […]

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