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What Bradley Owed

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

I read this story earlier this morning. There was once a boy named Bradley. When he was about eight years old, he fell into the habit of thinking of everything in terms of money. He wanted to know the price of everything he saw, and if it didn’t cost a great deal, it did not […]

Larry Winget’s Advice for College Graduates

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Good, practical advice from Mr. Winget. Please share.

Ibbotson SBBI 2015 Classic Yearbook

Monday, May 18th, 2015

I sprang for an updated Ibbotson SBBI Classic Yearbook this year. My last edition was from 2007. At a $180 (plus tax and shipping), the book is hardly cheap. I placed my order in March. The book was supposed to ship in mid-April (it used to ship in March). April came and went. No book. […]

Solving 6/2(1+2) Once and For All

Monday, May 18th, 2015

I cannot believe that we have finally reached the point where math has become opinion. I saw this math problem on facebook this morning and was surprised to find two different answers: 6 ÷ 2(1 + 2) = ? Lots of people say the correct answer is 9. They would be wrong. The correct answer […]

I Am Addicted to Audible

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

I have been an Audible member for a couple of years now. I used sporadically for the first year and a half. Once we moved and got settled into our new house, I really started using the program during the time when I had to drive my kids to school (17 miles one way). Let […]

2014 Total Returns for Various Indexes

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

It’s pretty sad that we are closing out the first quarter of 2015 and I’m just now getting around to posting 2014’s returns. I’ll do better from here on out. Bottom line: 2014 was a very rough year for oil.

UPDATE: S&P 500 Total Returns (20-Year Holding Periods)

Monday, March 16th, 2015

It’s been a couple of years since I updated the AFM S&P 500 20-Year Rolling Period Total Return graphic. Here it is: The last several 20-year holding periods have not been very nice to stock holders. S&P 500 Rolling Period Returns (Through 2014) (Adjusted CPI)

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