One Good Reason I’m Not Investing in the Stock Market

By |May 2nd, 2013|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , |

I used to love the stock market. I loved to research companies and pick new stocks to invest in. I created an entire ETF portfolio for my fiancee's Roth IRA. I even did some very risky options trading. I don't do any of that now. My fiancee and I both cashed out our Roth IRAs for the purchase of our

Just When You Thought You Knew Something About Investing

By |May 31st, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

You might remember my stock market experiment that I started in the beginning of the year. Basically I am pitting a bunch of amateur stock pickers and arbitrary groups of stocks against the S&P 500, investment experts, and a top mutual fund using my trading platform of choice. The last update I did after 3 months showed the "Worst in

A Risky Investment Isn’t a Bad Investment

By |July 21st, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , , |

I would like to know when taking a risk with your money became wrong. I understand taking a risk with your money can be dangerous. It can be stressful. It is, of course, risky. But when did it become wrong? A few weeks ago I was commenting on Consumerism Commentary and Flexo wrote an article about selling some company stock

Race to $1 Million – June Update

By |June 2nd, 2011|Categories: Blog, Life|Tags: , , , |

Some bloggers might be embarrassed to give this month's update. I'm proud of it. Before I say any more, let me just give you the damage. Kevin – $25,140.66 (-$5,347.18) The Hoff – $53,536.00 (-$3,776.00) Difference – $28,395.34 (-$1,571.18) I lost a lot of money last month. Well, to say I lost it isn't really a good description; I know