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Pound Foolish: Everything That’s Wrong With The Personal Finance Industry

In a sea of new books, Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry managed to catch my eye. What personal finance geek wouldn't want to read a snarky book that promises to bash Suze Orman, Robert Kiyosaki, David Bach, Jim … [Read the rest]

$10,000 P2P LendingClub / Prosper Loan Portfolio Update – February 2013

Here's the 3rd and last piece of the monthly updates for my Beat the Market Experiment, a set of three real money portfolios started on November 1st, 2012. See also my $10,000 Benchmark and $10,000 Speculative portfolio updates for February … [Read the rest]

$10,000 Beat-the-Benchmark Speculative Portfolio Update – February 2013

Here's the 2nd piece of the monthly updates for my Beat the Market Experiment, a set of three portfolios started on November 1st, 2012: $10,000 Passive Benchmark Portfolio that would serve as both a performance benchmark and an real-world, … [Read the rest]

$10,000 Benchmark Portfolio Update – February 2013

Time again for a Beat the Market Experiment monthly update, for the first of three portfolios started on November 1st, 2012: $10,000 Passive Benchmark Portfolio that would serve as both a performance benchmark and an real-world, low-cost … [Read the rest]

Investment Returns By Asset Class – February 2013 Update

Here is my monthly update of the trailing total returns for the major asset classes that I find useful. Passive ETFs are used to represent major asset classes, as they represent actual investments that folks can buy and sell. Return data was taken … [Read the rest]

TreeHugger CEO Apartment: 420 Square Feet, 8 Rooms

I'm surprised I missed this earlier since I love this type of thing, but below is a nicely edited video from Gizmodo showing the 420 square feet apartment of TreeHugger.com CEO Graham Hill. It's cool how they fit in the claimed 8 rooms using moving … [Read the rest]

Index Fund vs. Top Hedge Funds: Buffett Bet Halfway Update

Halfway Update - 5 Years Later! Carol Loomis has posted the 5-year update in Fortune of the $1,000,000 index fund vs. hedge fund bet. Halfway through the 10-year bet (1/1/08 to 12/31/17), the Vanguard S&P 500 index fund backed by Buffett is up by … [Read the rest]

Book Review: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl was a respected doctor and therapist before he became a concentration camp prisoner during the Holocaust. After somehow surviving the unthinkable only to find that he had lost both his parents and his pregnant wife, he wrote the book … [Read the rest]

qara.info Retirement Portfolio Update – January 2013

Here's a belated 2012 year-end update of our investment portfolio, including employer 401(k) plans, self-employed retirement plans, Traditional and Roth IRAs, and taxable brokerage holdings. Cash reserves (emergency fund), college savings accounts, … [Read the rest]

Book Review: Bossypants Memoir by Tina Fey

I have a goal this year to read and review more books, ideally a book per week on average. Recently, I've been into reading biographical books about interesting people pursuing their passions. Feel free to send me some suggestions. Tina Fey's … [Read the rest]

Best Buy $50 off $100 Coupon, In-Store with Mastercard

(Short version: Best Buy makes attempt to alienate the last few customers that they have left, and succeeds.) … [Read the rest]

Free Pizza: Super Bowl Giveaway at Papa John’s

Visit PapaJohnsCoinToss.com and if you guess the Super Bowl coin toss correctly, you'll get a unique coupon code for a free large 1-topping pizza redeemable at papajohns.com. The thing is, the terms and conditions clearly allow up to 4 four … [Read the rest]

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