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From 12 Debt Myths That Trip Up Consumers: 1. Once you marry, you’re responsible for your spouse’s debt. 2. Credit cards from your favorite retailers are a good deal. 3. You’re too rich for federal student loans. 4. Dutifully paying off your mortgage each month will do wonders for your credit score. 5. Money from [...]
I wanted to take a deeper look at one-year returns for the S&P 500*. I looked at the following: • I began with January 1926 and calculated the one-year return. Then, I moved to February 1926 and calculated that one-year return. I repeated the exercise for every rolling one-year period through 2012. • I also [...]
Ugh! If we need any more proof that we’re too dependent on government, this list of “7 Spending Cuts You’ll Really Feel” should cover it: 1. Shrinking unemployment benefits. Some 3.8 million Americans estimated to collect unemployment checks between March and September will feel the pain the most. That’s because unemployment benefit checks are being [...]
Happy Friday! I love this song. My favorite parts: The guitar solo and the upright bass played with a bow. Wow… Enjoy!
Jason Kelly, author of The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing: 2013 Edition*, was kind enough to answer some questions via email for AFM readers. Here is that interview: • It’s been awhile since we last talked. Tell us what you have been up to the last year or so? I was working on [...]
I just listened to the first part of a podcast by Paul Merriman on “10 Things Every Investor Should Know.” Here are the first five points: 1. There is no risk in the past. This is so true and yet people tend to forget this important detail. 2. Diversification is the only free lunch in [...]
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