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Archive for June, 2005
Following up on my post of how to save on gas costs, here are some interesting facts about the cost of gas versus the cost of bottled water from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine:
Cost of one gallon of gasoline: $2.24
Cost of one gallon of domestic bottled water: $3.14
All you bottled water drinkers can now stop complaining [...]
You can’t tune it out - the meltdown clamor continues loudly, with Barron’s weekly featuring the word “recession” on this week’s cover.
I am currently studying instruments that allow me to short the bond market (inverse bond funds); I am already familiar with inverse stock funds, more commonly known as “bear funds.”
Both of these instrument types [...]
An often-overlooked aspect of investing is the managment of capital gains. Proper planning around tax gains and loses can make a sizeable diffence in the overall return of your investment…[more on site]
Here’s some more math fun. Check out Teachnet for a way you can make place value math fun. It’s a great way to get kids to learn without them thinking they’re learning.
No, I’m not referring to rich in spirit. This is a money question.
The last time I saw this issue discussed in terms I can relate to was the 1970s and ’80s in Forbes. It seems that the Forbes family and I hold identical views on the matter. Too bad my wife does not. She’ll [...]
One of the mistakes I’ve made in investing, especially starting out, was to try and live in a vacuum. What I mean is, I’d made my stock pick, buy my shares and then live [or die] with the results. As I’ve matured in my investing I’ve learned to do one very important thing…sell my picks.
Mutual funds are the only real option for a lot of casual investors and those with the time or experience necessary manage their own portfolio. This quote emphasizes the need to choose your fund wisely…[more on site]
As the bubble talk continues to prime economic meltdown scenarios, it would seem that vanilla stock options (American flavor, puts and calls, on standard expiration cycles) easily accessible to any US (or Internet) investment account holders provide a tidy way to short the market. But looks can be deceiving.
Assuming we all know our way [...]
Do you use coupons? If you are a “smart” money manager, you do, right? Well, maybe not. Consider this tidbit from Money Magazine’s May 2005 issue:
“Research suggests that coupons actually cost shoppers money. Tests of a new supermarket scanning gizmo in Syracuse, NY last fall showed that people who used coupons spent [...]