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We’re cruising through October. I celebrated my 41st birthday last Friday. FORTY-ONE! Crazy if you ask me. My wife bought me the new Kindle along with a really cool cover with a built-in light. Very nice. I’m nearly through reading my first book on it and so far I really like it. Enough about me. [...]
This morning while my 6-year old daughter was eating breakfast, I started asking her some questions about money just to see what she would say. Me: What is money? K: Gold and stuff. Me: What do you do with money? K: Buy stuff. Me: Where do we get money? K: At the bank. Me: Where [...]
Drum roll please… The randomly-selected winner of the Amazon Kindle Giveaway was commenter #114, “Jaynee.” Congrats to Jaynee. Also… The winner of a copy of “7Twelve” was commenter #19, Jon. Congrats to Jon. Fear not. There are more giveaways to come.
I have to tell you a couple of things before you look at the graphic. First, the numbers DO NOT include inflation. Second, the numbers are based on the index and therefore DO NOT have fees and expenses deducted from the results. In other words, actual performance wouldn’t have been as good as the results [...]
I’ll be announcing the winner of the Kindle Giveaway AND the “7Twelve” Book Giveaway tomorrow morningam. There’s still time to put your name in the hat if you haven’t already done so.
This comment was left this morning on my last equity-indexed annuity post: You just don’t understand. The insurance company doesn’t invest in the index—they buy options—they don’t rake in the difference. And there is no 2% management fee. Look at any insurance company’s investment portfolio; it will be comprised mostly of investment grade bonds–little if [...]
To mark my sixth year as a blogger, I have decided to give away an Amazon Kindle (Wi-Fi) to one lucky AFM reader. If you’ve never used a Kindle (and you happen to win this one), you’re in for a treat. I bought my wife the 2nd generation Kindle last year. I have read a [...]
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