Category Archives: Investing

The Modern Bond Ladder – What I’m Doing With 5 Years of Cash

I was telling my wife that I was going to write about bond laddering and she got this puzzled look on her face and said, “Ooh, that sounds sexy” using the snarky voice she reserves for things that sound the … Continue reading

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Warren Buffet Wins Bet – Was There Any Doubt?

This came out a month or so ago, but I missed it.  Index Funds Win!  This idea plays perfectly into two issues I’ve talked about before:  Direct Investing vs. Robots, and How I’m Better than Hedge Funds, but not as good … Continue reading

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Robo Versus Direct Investing

I was talking to a friend the other day and she was saying that she and her husband use Wealthfront as an investment service.  Wealthfront, like Betterment, is a robo-advisor service that charges low fees (at least, low for the … Continue reading

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What I Read This Week of August 27, 2017

Here’s what I’ve been reading this week: From Darrow at Can I Retire Yet? – The issues surrounding a retiree getting a mortgage without the usual w-2 income for banks to rely on From Paula Pant at Afford Anything – … Continue reading

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The Case for Rental Property Now

A couple of posts ago I talked about the Oldsters buying a house.  It has been a while since we’ve been in the mortgage market so, though I try to pay attention to these things, I was a bit surprised … Continue reading

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