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Why I Am Not Selling In This Down Market

January 26, 2015 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: OGZPY

I have one big loser (Gazprom), and my index ETFs and mutual funds have gotten clobbered recently. I am not selling anything. I made these investments for several reasons, and these are still valid reasons. I am not worried about these short term fluctuations.   [more]



Changing How I Think About Taxes

December 03, 2014 – Comments (2)

I was reading a book review of The Wealth of States, which covers the topic of taxes at the state level. I was rather surprised, because it partially changed my belief on taxes.   [more]



Money Market Fund—Am I Making a Mistake?

November 25, 2014 – Comments (6)

I am, perhaps, a decade away from retirement. Financial planning info I read says that I should be 40-60% in fixed income securities, depending on whom you read. Thanks to the Fed, however, interest rates are practically zero. This poses a problem for me.   [more]



What Retirement is Like

November 04, 2014 – Comments (1)

Sadly, my current job of nearly a decade came to an end. I decided to take off a couple of months (which is also why my blog has gone dark: sorry about that) without looking for a new job. In today's employment conditions, this is probably a foolish thing to do. However, I needed to recharge my batteries and I also wanted to do a trial run of my retirement, which is now on the visible horizon (just barely). To be perfectly honest, I was not pleased with everything I discovered.   [more]



The Importance of Saving Money

September 04, 2014 – Comments (0)

It was once said:  [more]

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