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Bill Miller vs. the S&P 500 Index

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

If I were to ask you which one performed better since 1986, would you tell me Bill Miller-managed Legg Mason Value Trust or the S&P 500 Index, which one would you pick? If you picked Value Trust you’d be… WRONG! Much was made about the end of Bill Miller’s 15-year streak of beating the S&P […]

Announcing the Winner of “The Worst-Case Scenario Business Survival Guide” Giveaway

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

I completely forgot to announce the winner of the giveaway I held two weeks ago for a copy of The Worst-Case Scenario Business Survival Guide*. Anyway, the winner is commenter #14, ladam8518. Congrats to ladam8518. I’ll be sending you an email with instructions on how to claim your book. There will be more giveaways to […]

Your 401(k) Might Be Better Off Than You Think

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

From today’s Wall Street Journal: Get this: Despite the biggest and broadest decline in financial markets in a generation, the median 401(k) retirement account at Vanguard Group on Sept. 30, 2009, was up 7% from where it was two years earlier, when the market was near its all-time high. The Reason?… Continued regular savings matter […]

A Quick Observation of the Events Involving Galleon Group

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

In Saturday’s WSJ, there was a front page story about how six people were charged with insider trading surrouding Raj Rajaratnam and his hedge fund, Galleon Group. According to the articles, the hedge fund was allegedly paying analysts and company insiders for information so that they could trade on that information. What should these accusations/findings […]

Carnival of Debt Reduction #214

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Here’s this week’s short Carnival of Debt Reduction. This is usually a smaller roundup due to the fact that it is a very specific topic and posts that aren’t on-topic are not included in the roundup. That said, here are this week’s selections: To Build Wealth You Must Spend Less Than You Earn Get Rich […]

Poor Little Youngsters

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Here are the opening paragraphs to an article I saw on MSN today: A new survey conducted for the AFL-CIO suggests many American workers under 35 can’t manage the basic financial building blocks of an adult life. The union calls the past 10 years a “lost decade” for these young people, during which many fell […]

OT: Music Video I Want You To See

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The violin intro to this song is awesome (the entire piece is good but the intro is really cool):

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