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Archive for June, 2011

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Today’s Funny: Debt Collectors Want a Little R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Monday, June 13th, 2011

What a tough job… Debt Collectors Ask to Be Paid a Little Respect

Remembering Zoe

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Our family dog, Zoe, died yesterday afternoon. She had been acting different the last couple of days so I knew something was up. Anyway, she didn’t suffer long. This is my attempt at a tribute to her. Rest in peace, Zoe. You will be missed. We brought Zoe home on September 11, 1999, the day […]

Nearly 40% of Those with Home Equity Loans are Underwater

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Question: When will the housing bad news end? I live in Southeast Texas. We have been pretty sheltered from the housing crisis. That said, housing in our area is moving slowly these days and prices are very soft. Our neighbors across the street put there house on the market in late January at a price […]

Larry Swedroe on Active Management

Monday, June 6th, 2011

If you are looking for a couple of books to give to someone who is just starting out on their investing journey, consider Larry Swedroe’s Wise Investing Made Simple: Larry Swedroe’s Tales to Enrich Your Future (Focused Investor)* and Wise Investing Made Simpler (Second in a series) (The Focus Investor Series)*. I have had the […]

Squatters…

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

I have been busy this week with kid-related stuff. Things should slow down next week. That said… Last night I was reading the WSJ while my daughter took swimming lessons. I want to share with you this snippet from an article I read about how banks were facing foreclosure hurdles. I thought this was ridiculous […]

Year to Date Total Returns for S&P 500 and Other Benchmarks

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Here are the May 2011 total returns for the S&P 500, S&P Midcap 400, S&P Smallcap 600, Barclay’s Aggregate Bond Index, MSCI EAFE, MSCI All World ex-US, Oil, and Gold (click on the graphic to download the PDF). May 2010 was also a negative month for the S&P 500. Out of my 86 years of […]

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