Finance

Last Updated: October 24, 2020
Go Broad-Based Index or Go Home

Go Broad-Based Index or Go Home

Instead of investing in individual stocks of individual companies, which is inherently risky, chance based, and that you often have far less information about than competitors, the safest and most effective way to invest in the market is to put your money in broad-based indexes, which minimize risk and are much easier to make money from consistently. Learn more.

Creating a Budget

Creating a Budget

Insurance is one of those things that most people have, but very few people really understand, like computers or cars. Except instead f lacking technical or engineering knowledge, in this case it's a matter of lacking the financial savvy to make smart choices. Here's the first article for those curious to know more about how insurance works. Learn more.

Don't Invest in Individual Stocks!

Don't Invest in Individual Stocks!

A lot of people are drawn to the stock market for the same reason people are drawn to the lottery: the chance of winning huge on relatively small investments. The problem is, even people smart enough to recognize lotteries are completely chance based can still fool themselves into thinking the stock market isn't. The illusion of skill in choosing individual stocks is very well constructed and powerful, but it's still an illusion: investing in individual stocks is more of a gamble than playing poker. Learn more.

How Health Insurance Works

How Health Insurance Works

This is how much you have to pay toward medical costs every year before your insurance starts helping out. It's preferable to have a low deductible, as that means your insurance will start covering things quickly, but that usually comes at the cost of a high premium. Learn more.

The Basics of Insurance

The Basics of Insurance

Insurance is one of those things that most people have, but very few people really understand, like computers or cars. Except instead f lacking technical or engineering knowledge, in this case it's a matter of lacking the financial savvy to make smart choices. Here's the first article for those curious to know more about how insurance works. Learn more.


A Dream Wedding without the Financial Nightmare

A Dream Wedding without the Financial Nightmare

A bride and groom dressed to perfection, surrounded by a hundred or more of their loved ones, partying the night away after a ceremony fraught with flowers and live musicians. Photos and video, DJ and live musician, food, booze, and atmosphere - a storybook wedding. It's every girl's dream, and for me, the idea of having to cut corners, give up luxuries, and limit my guest list seemed like torture. So I got serious, and made a plan to finance my dream wedding, make it happen in less than 12 months, and throw the kind of wedding you see in magazines and romantic movies. The plan only works if you stick to it, and really mean business! Learn more.


2020: COVID-19, Protests, Stress And Your Money

2020: COVID-19, Protests, Stress And Your Money

For those of us who are not old enough to remember the turbulent nineteen-sixties there isn't much to compare the situation we are living in today to. Sure, we all have seen some of the film images from that time where there were raging protests in the streets of many cities in America. Some of the reasons for those protests have a similar edge to the protests that are going on at this time. For one thing, the Vietnam war was in full swing and the number of soldiers coming home in body bags was a near daily reminder that we were engaged in a war with an enemy that we could not seem to beat despite our massive advantage in military hardware. Learn more.

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