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My Final Post For The Year

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Happy New Year Everyone!

Use Your Predictive Powers to Win a Subscription to Barron’s and Lunch With Andrew Bary

Monday, December 31st, 2007

I saw this in this week’s Barron’s and thought I would pass it along. Good luck! WANT TO PRETEND YOU’RE a bigtime wall street strategist? Then take our seventh annual forecasting quiz. The 2007 contest drew well over 1,000 responses. We’ll announce a winner for that one in January. Circle your answers; only one answer […]

From Larry Swedroe: Predicting Emerging Markets Performance

Monday, December 31st, 2007

I received permission from Larry Swedroe to post this. The performance of emerging market equities has attracted the attention of individual investors. From 1989 through 2005, while the S&P 500 Index returned 11.7 percent per annum, large-cap emerging market equities returned 13.5 percent per annum. In addition, the small-cap and value stocks of the emerging […]

OT: A Few of My Thoughts on the 2007 NFL Season

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

1. I’m sick of the Patriots. I’m sick of Tom Brady. I’m sick of Bill Belichick. 2. Shannon Sharpe’s voice pains my ears. 3. My beloved Raiders stunk it up again this season. Will they ever be good again? 4. Although the Raiders are my team, I find myself rooting for the Colts. 5. I […]

To The Tune of “London Bridge is Falling Down”

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Housing prices are going down, going down, going down,… In some markets, the picture looks pretty grim: Of course the markets that are down so much are the same markets that were going through the roof just a few years ago. Things are fairly normal in my boring old town. How about your locale? You […]

The 1% Difference: The Importance of Setting the Right Withdrawal Rate During Retirement

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Let me start this post off by saying that this idea isn’t for everyone. Some retirees are comfortable spending down their assets during retirement and would therefore find this idea to be way too conservative. I’m not necessarily against spending down assets, but I do think it is important to exercise caution because future income […]

Share With Us: What Are Your Goals for 2008?

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Christmas is over and now 2008 is upon us. The beginning of a new year is a great time to do things like rebalance your portfolio, re-configure your budget and set goals. Today, we’re going to talk about goals. I would like to know what some of your goals are for 2008. Here are a […]

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