Monthly Archives: January 2014

Why President Obama’s My RA Won’t Change a Thing About Retirement

In President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Speech he mentioned the myRA, Let’s do more to help Americans save for retirement. Today, most workers don’t have a pension. A Social Security check often isn’t enough on its own. And while the stock market has doubled over the last five years, that doesn’t help folks

Actual Proof You Need to Stop Buying Material Shit

I was dumbfounded by a recent CNBC Chart of the Day titled “From $400K Macs to $23k iPods.”  The article provides how much an investment in Apple would be worth if you had bought the stock at the time for the price of that new gadget: Of course you could always argue what if you

5 Marketing Lessons to Be Learned by Bob Parson from GoDaddy

Evan’s Note: I don’t know much about marketing, but a reader has provided some thoughts on how GoDaddy’s marketing helped change the domain and hosting world. If there is one connection that will go down in history as one of the best marketing campaigns ever for a company, it is the Bob Parsons GoDaddy connection.

Protecting Investment Profits with Advanced Sell Orders

Given the nature of my favorite investment account I never felt the need to put in an order to lock in gains.  If there was a dip I would see it as an opportunity to buy more and more of a stock that has increased dividends for the past 25 years.  However, it is an

Investment Club Update – 2013 Returns

Early in 2013 I, along with 8 other buddies, created an Investment Club.  The idea was simple we would each put $500 to start it up and then an ongoing $100/month contribution.  As with most things life it isn’t the idea that is difficult, it is the execution.  One month in, I had very little

Some things to Consider Before Looking for your First Home

Buying your first home can be an exciting, but often stressful time in your life. There are a number of factors to consider when making the decision to continue renting or to buy.  Your income can be largely consumed by your rent or mortgage so it is important to to make the decision that is