September 15, 2014

Dimensional Fund Advisors Vice President Jim Parker wrote the below article discussing why gambling on interest rates doesn't work in bond investing, but global diversification does. 

 

Market expectations about interest rates change because of news. This makes it very d...

November 1, 2011

Update on Savings Bond Rates:

 

Series I  3.06% (Fixed Rate of 0.00%)

Series EE 0.60%

July 11, 2011

“More money has been lost reaching for yield than at the point of a gun.”
~ (I believe first attributed to) Raymond F. DeVoe, Jr.

 

I don’t envy the financial press.

 

For as much thought that a simple blog takes for me, to have to find new topics to discuss on an almost d...

July 11, 2011

“More money has been lost reaching for yield than at the point of a gun.”
~ (I believe first attributed to) Raymond F. DeVoe, Jr.

I don’t envy the financial press.

For as much thought that a simple blog takes for me, to have to find new topics to discuss on an almost dai...

May 4, 2011

Fixed Rate      0.00%

Inflation Rate  2.30%

November 2, 2010

I 0.74%

E 0.60%

June 28, 2010

Despite collective wisdom that historically low rates will eventually rise, there no way of telling when. Because of low returns, we see individuals taking two approaches to their fixed-income investing.

 

The first is keeping money in low-yield savings accounts, with th...

February 15, 2010

Originally published February 11, 2010 at FiLife.com

Robert Schmansky, CFP(r)

 

In a prior article I wrote about ways to supercharge your cash and still keep it safely within FDIC-insured limits.

 

One way we often recommend to increase the returns on your brokerage money m...

January 21, 2010

Originally published 1/20/10 at FiLife.com

 

My childhood neighborhood had everything a kid could want: A school with plenty of field space for sports and games, a wooded area to explore (and be terrified of) and a community pool.

 

During summers, I spent most of my time...

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