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Today’s the last day to sign up to win a copy of “20,000 Days and Counting.”

To enter, go here.

I’ll announce the winners tomorrow morning.

Good luck!

UPDATE: What I’m Up To

March 18, 2013

I’ve been working on a retirement withdrawal post. The results are interesting. I’ll post the findings hopefully tomorrow.

Meanwhile, stay tuned…

The randomly-selected winner of the latest AFM giveaway was…

Commenter #10, Bob.

Congratulations to Bob! I’ll be sending Bob an email.

For the rest of you: stay tuned. More giveaways to come.

Larry Swedroe sent me an email this weekend about his new book. I downloaded a copy from Amazon and gave it a quick read (it’s a fairly small book at 160 pages). It’s not your typical Warren Buffett book. Larry uses Bueffett’s own words to illustrate the importance of passive investing. Those who think this will be a stock-picker’s book will be disappointed.

Regardless, I thought it was worth sharing through a giveaway.


Here’s your chance to win your very own copy. Just leave a comment below to let me know you’re in. I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday morning. Please be mindful of my two rules:

1. You must be a residend of North America (I won’t ship internationally).


2. You can only enter one time.

BY THE WAY… I’m hoping to score an interview with Larry. If you have an investing/financial planning question for him, please send it to me via email (JLP – at – with “Question for Larry Swedroe” in the subject line. I’ll pass along as many as I can for Larry to answer (assuming he has time to get to them).

Have a great week!


December 12, 2012

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Eight years! Wow!

Here is my very first blog post:

Website of the Day

Fun times…

I finally learned how to get my own avatar for AFM comments. It’s pretty simple:

Go to and create and account and upload your avatar. I’m not sure if you have to sign in to something in order for your avatar to show. I’m a WordPress blogger so I guess I’m signed in all the time.

Anyway, if you want your avatar to post on AFM comments, that’s how you do it.