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Larry Swedroe’s Thoughts on the Credit Crisis

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Here are Larry Swedroe’s thoughts on the credit crisis and the steps that are being taken to kick start the economy. For those of you not familiar with Larry, read the disclaimer at the bottom of the post. Also, Larry just published a brand new book titled, The Only Guide to Alternative Investments You’ll Ever […]

Check Out Ramit’s “No Christmas Gifts This Year” Project

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Ramit of IWillTeachYouToBeRich is always up to something. Check out his latest project: Here’s the idea behind the website in Ramit’s own words: This year, Americans are planning to spend over $400 on Christmas gifts. Instead of buying things we can’t afford, here’s a way to do something more meaningful. I like this idea. […]

Three Approaches to a Crumbling Economy

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Americans have never really had to deal with the kind of runaway inflation, nonexistant job market, and extreme political instability that has battered economies around the world throughout history. Sure, we had the Great Depression, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as the kind of depressions/conditions other countries have wrestled with. Still, it taught our […]

OT: What Are Your Plans for Thanksgiving?

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

What are you doing for Thanksgiving? We are staying local again this year and celebrating with my wife’s family. This Thanksgiving will mark one year since my dad visited our house for the last time before he died. It was not a pleasant Thanksgiving. He had just found out that his cancer was back and […]


Monday, November 24th, 2008

At this very moment I’m standing in an Abercrombie store waiting for my oldest son to pick out some jeans. You know, I could handle their prices if I didn’t feel like I was buying garage sale crap! More thoughts later… FYI – my son is putting some of his own money towards the purchase. […]

If You’re Too Scared to Invest…

Monday, November 24th, 2008

read this article published recently in Fortune. The article, Is Buy and Hold Dead?, contains this interesting tidbit on how bad people are at timing the market: You can’t time the market. We’ve got proof. If you get out now, when will you get back in? “You really have no choice but to stay the […]

A Quick Look at the 2008 Performance of the Dow Jones Total Market Index Sectors

Friday, November 21st, 2008

It aint purdy: Click to see larger version

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