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Humor: Gas Prices

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

From WSJ: 12 Debt Myths That Trip Up Consumers

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

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 […]

A Look at 1-Year Rolling Period S&P Total Returns

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

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 […]

From Money: 7 Spending Cuts You’ll Really Feel

Monday, February 25th, 2013

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 […]

Friday Fun: Pat Metheny Group – “The Roots of Coincidence”

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Happy Friday! I love this song. My favorite parts: The guitar solo and the upright bass played with a bow. Wow… Enjoy!

Ten (More) Questions for Jason Kelly

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

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 […]

Paul Merriman’s “10 Things Every Investor Should Know” – Part 1

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

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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