About 2 years ago, I started realizing my investments were doing pretty well. This was helped in large part by two real estate purchases, both of which appreciated a large amount in a short amount of time. In spring 2015, I sold one of the properties, locking in my gain and … [Read more...] about Why I’m Still Saving Even Though I Don’t Have To
Today we’re going to be talking about the Thrift Savings Plan Lifecycle Funds. Last Friday I wrote about target date funds. If you haven’t read that yet, make sure you do because it leads into this post. My military readers may have wondered whether we have any target date funds … [Read more...] about Thrift Savings Plan Lifecycle Funds
Have you heard of analysis paralysis? It’s when you spend so much effort thinking about every facet of a situation that you become bogged down and end up never making a decision. While analysis paralysis can affect a lot of aspects of life, here I care about how it affects your … [Read more...] about The Easiest Investment Fund You Can Choose…and its downside
When you invest in a stock, you want to make sure you are buying it at a good price, right? But this isn’t Walmart. You can’t compare the price of Coca-Cola stock to the price of PepsiCo stock and say “this week I’ll buy PepsiCo because it’s cheaper.” Well, actually, I guess you … [Read more...] about Investing Series: What the Heck is a P/E Ratio???
I’ve mentioned before that I can’t tell the future. That’s still completely true. But I can make an educated guess about my financial future using the number 72. Specifically, I can predict the future by using the Rule of 72. What is the Rule of 72? Only everybody’s favorite … [Read more...] about The Number That Can Help You Predict The Future