Dollar Cost Averaging Magic

By |March 7th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

Have you ever purchased anything and then it suddenly drops in price the following week (no offense iPad users).  This is, in fact, so dissatisfying to most customers that stores have created specific policies around price matching. These days if your product is on sale after the original purchase you can usually get the difference between the higher and lower price

Stock Pick: You Have Options

By |February 28th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

Nearly every day I see the online advertisements for options trading. These ads focus on the outrageous returns that can be achieved via options, which can easily be over 1000%. However, as with any investment, the greater the reward, the greater the risk. In fact, I would compare most options not to other investments, but to different table games played at

Get Involved in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

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

Why pay somebody, for something you can do yourself? I was raised by this ‘slogan’.  Why pay somebody to fill you gas, when you can do it for free? (jk, I’m not that old).  Why pay a maid to do your laundry when you can do it for free? (jk I’m not that rich).  Why pay somebody to shovel my

Dependence on Foreign Oil!

By |February 14th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , |

After my weekly visit to the pump on Friday, I did not want to post any further stock picks. Not because my love for investing has diminished, but because gas was so expensive I no longer have any money to invest. That little bit of gasoline is causing quite a squeeze on my weekly budget, so I said “enough of

Invest in a Monopoly? Yes Please

By |January 24th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

Over the weekend, some friends from out of town came to visit and I spent the majority of my weekly allowance showing them the city.  And what better way to finish an evening but to play some classic board games.  I’m talking about MONOPOLY of course, the game that holds the Guinness Book of World Records’ record (yes, you read

What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas!

By |January 17th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

I am The Hoff. Recently, inspired by his Thousandaire 2011 stock picks, Kevin has asked me to post a weekly stock pick here.  Since this is truly one of my passions, I jumped at the idea, and am here today to bring you the first weekly Thousandaire stock pick. Over the next year I will provide you with a weekly