Monthly Archives: July 2011

My New Financial Hero

I can’t believe I haven’t written about my relatively new financial crush hero, well luckily he is back in the news so I have a chance to write about him now.  I can tell you while I respect the standard people that are usually named, but this guy encompasses my goal and is completely unfiltered in expressing his

Insurance Products Should Not be a Four Letter Word When it Comes to Retirement Income Planning

The Wall Street Journal had a recent article that I think was detrimentally incomplete even taking into account that it is 1,000 words on a subject that can take years to master.  The article, “You Need a Plan to Boost Retirement Income” by Jeff D. Opdyke highlights three asset vehicles/classes that he thinks should take

Should You Ever Go Past Your Debt Limit?

With all the talk of the United States government considering a raise to the federal debt limit, it should give Americans the opportunity and desire to revisit their own debt limits. Personal Debt Limit So the question then becomes, what is your family’s debt limit and should you ever go past it into uncharted territory?

Why Value Investing Works – The Myth of Efficient Markets

Why Value Investing Works – The Myth of Efficient Markets

Eugene Fama is generally credited with creating the academic model of Efficient Markets in his Phd. thesis at University of Chicago. At its very basic, the weak form of Efficient Market Hypothesis states that the securities prices reflect ALL publicly available information. The semi-strong form of EMH further states that any new public information is

The Banking Technology Revolution Has Made me a Great Customer

The Banking Technology Revolution Has Made me a Great Customer

I think it is because I completely romanticize the idea of a credit union.  I imagine walking into the bank and being known by the employees. I imagine asking for a car loan or mortgage and practically have the best rate in the country shoved in my face.  I imagine savings/CDs rates that are double