retirement planning

3 Ways to Do Retirement Planning the Right Way

Retirement planning can sound so ominous, sort of like preparing for death. However, it’s something we all need to look at regardless of the type of retirement we want – whether that be early retirement or a more traditional retirement scenario. The last … [Read More...]

Investing

Price of the Facebook stock

Facebook IPO: Price

Update 5/15: Facebook has set its IPO price in the range of $34 - 38. My estimate of $33.75 - 37.87 was about as close as you can get. In my last post, I covered the date of the Facebook IPO and how you can purchase the stock.  Now comes the important part - … [Read More...]

Infographics

Quantitative Easing Infographic

Quantitative Easing Explained – Midweek Infographic

If you follow any financial news sources such as CNBC, The Wall Street Journal or Bloomberg, you've heard quantitative easing mentioned a few times.  For most people, the term may seem completely foreign.  What most people outside of the financial industry are … [Read More...]

Is Savings the Way to Grow Your Wealth? You Would Be Surprised

Most personal finance blogs will tell you that savings is the most important factor in becoming wealthy, which is true right, if you don’t save; you simply cannot increase your net worth, which is a lose/lose situation. However, is savings the answer to … [Read More]

What is “living within your means”?

A common topic in the personal finance world surrounds living within your means. But is it really important to live within your means? And what are the main benefits and drawbacks in doing so. Rent - the Great Bambino  When I think about living within your … [Read More]

Alternative Investments: Still the Road to Riches?

Private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds have been the rave lately. I check the WSJ and every day there seems to be a new investor that has made millions. However, does it make sense for the average investor to dabble in these potentially risky, yet … [Read More]

Is Being Wealthy Really Worth It?

The ancient pharaoh's of Egypt were certainly wealthy, but they are not doing too hot now. In modern times most people still want to be rich. Given that it is a pretty difficult task to go from poor to wealthy in a lifetime, we ask the question; is it … [Read More]

5 Best Places To Invest Your Money 

So you've saved up and have a little cash to invest. You like the idea of seeing that money grow. You'll be able to afford that brand new Porsche, or that dream trip to Italy. But you didn't learn finance too well yet, no fear that is where all things finance … [Read More]