Tag Archives: Investing

Question of the Day: Would You Support a $5,000 Baby Bond?

Posted on 28. Sep, 2007 by .


Total presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton proposed giving each newborn child a $5,000 bond to be used to pay for education later in life. “I like the idea of giving every baby born in America a $5,000 account that will grow over time, so when that young person turns 18, if they have finished high school, […]

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The Easiest Way to Save: Automatic 401k Contributions

Posted on 16. Aug, 2007 by .


As if you needed another reason to start a 401k, I’ve got another one for you. Just recently, my employer did something I wish others would – after 1 year of employment (when the company begins matching your contributions), you are automatically enrolled into the company’s 401k program. You can opt out, of course, but […]

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In PayPal We Trust?

Posted on 27. Jun, 2007 by .


I’m a big fan of the online payment processor PayPal. Even after having my account hijacked and thousands of dollars worth of computer equipment shipped to somewhere in the Philippines, I continue to use the service. It’s fast, easy, and cheap. Reasons thousands upon thousands have also relied upon the payment processor to handle everything […]

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Focused Index Funds: Are They For You?

Posted on 27. Oct, 2006 by .


I read an interesting story this morning in the Wall Street Journal which highlighted the “boldness” of the Pioneer Cullen Value fund for owning shares of just 41 companies. For those of you who may not know, an index fund is a very diversified mutual fund – and one of my personal favorites. These funds […]

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Investing Options Series: IRAs

Posted on 16. Oct, 2006 by .


What Are They? An individual retirement account (IRA) is a personal savings plan that provides some tax advantages to allow you to save for retirement. The concept itself is simple, but sometimes people get bogged down in the details. Hopefully we’ll answer some of the more common questions here. How Does an IRA Work? A […]

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