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Friday Humor: Bain Capital

Friday, August 31st, 2012

OT: My Goofy Boys and Their Friends…

Friday, August 31st, 2012

My boys and their friends shot this video on their way to church camp as a way to pass the time. My youngest son starts it off and my oldest son is to his left (our right). Clowns…

Dollar Cost Averaging Into the S&P 500 Over 30-Year Periods (After Inflation)

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

NOTE: I’m having a terrible time coming up with titles for these posts! You asked for it (well, one person asked for it), you got it! Here is a PDF I put together that looked at a hypothetical $100 per month investment into the S&P 500 Index over 30-year periods. The results are pretty interesting […]

S&P Rolling Total Returns (1, 5, 10, 20, 25, and 30-Years)

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

It’s been awhile since I updated the rolling total returns for the S&P 500 Index*. I’ll do a follow-up with some different information but right now I wanted to show you the following charts. Here is how I put the following charts together: • I have montly total return data for the S&P going back […]

Ten for Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

1. The 15 Best Videos on Commerce and Entrepreneurship. I don’t know if they’re the “best” or not, but I watched a couple and found them interesting. 2. The Best-Paid Moonlighting Jobs in America. 3. How to Choose a Dividend-Paying ETF. 4. 5 Rules for More Effective Presentations. 5. The stuff we didn’t have to […]

(Mostly) Excellent Piece on Why Henry Blodget is Wrong

Monday, August 27th, 2012

A friend posted a link to this interesting piece by Diana Furchtgott-Roth on Why Henry Blodget is Dead Wrong when it comes to fixing the economy. Blodget thinks spending is the problem and so his solution is for companies to increase wages and all will be good. From the piece: Your conclusion is a call […]

Back to School

Monday, August 27th, 2012

The kids start back to school today. This year we will have a Junior, Sophomore, and 3rd grader. Because of my flexibility, I’m able to walk our 3rd grader to and from school every day. I like it. We have some pretty interesting conversations on those walks. My daughter is full of questions. I’m kind […]

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