One of the lessons from the November U.S. election and the June Brexit vote is that our ability to predict future events is fraught with error, even if the underlying data is relatively sound. National polls were roughly in line with the final U.S. popular vote (with geographical differences) yet a lot of the analysis […]
The idea of lifestyle creep is the slow build-up of “necessary” expenses as your income increases. I myself have experienced a bit of it in my career, noticing small purchases that I used to consider luxuries as being more commonplace. What I want to touch on in this article, however, is something I think is […]
How much would you pay annually in order to receive $1,000,000 today? This question is often a good measure of risk tolerance. For the purposes of this article, I am considering this the same as asking how much would you need in return annually if you paid $1,000,000 today. For me, it is around $50,000/year. […]
Last October, I mentioned that I had finally hit a net worth of zero, celebrating the occasion of being officially worthless. At that point I mentioned that my next step was to buy a house. I can now say that I finally did get down and buy a house, closing on June 13th). I started […]
“Oh, I don’t invest in stocks. They’re too risky” said a young (urban) professional friend of mine. Five minutes later he was reconsidering that statement, and you’ll be happy to know he’s now the proud owner of some stock (well, at least some stock mutual funds).
Media and fellow bloggers alike enjoy bemoaning the hazardous plague of inflation. I will show that not only is this argument not grounded in reality, but that it also ignores many ancillary benefits of an inflationary rate: spending encouragement, debtor relief and avoidance of a deflationary spiral.
DQYDJ: surprising our readers with yet another week where we submit articles to a carnival! Maybe we’ll keep it going this time.
Posts We Liked! Read these. We did. We liked them enough to provide the links for you here. “Will Buffet’s Value Principals Survive Buffet?” – Warren Buffet’s advancing age means one day soon his investing principals will have to carry on without him. Will the value investing movement survive without it’s de facto leader? “Oil […]