GameStop, Short Squeezes & Why Strategic Investing Still Matters

By |February 15th, 2021|Categories: Blog, General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips, Stocks|Tags: , , |

Have you recovered from the stock market drama involving GameStop yet? The whole fiasco sounded like the plot out of a cable or streaming drama; poor and working-class investors defeating rich, elitist Wall Street investors at their own game. “Retail investors,” meaning people like you and me, are taken just as seriously as traditional investors now. “Meme Investing,” now a

Making Sense of Your Investing Options

By |February 27th, 2018|Categories: Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , , |

Here’s an excerpt from the latest edition of Investing in Your 20s and 30s for Dummies, by Eric Tyson, the author of 18 different personal finance books.

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Logical Fallacies of Many Stock Market Investors

By |May 9th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , |

Last week I wrote about how amateur stock picks and even random stock picks have outperformed expert stock picks since January 2012. It is one of the reasons I don't trust the stock market. I realize this is not a popular opinion. Talk to any financial advisor or even your parents or grand parents, and they will tell you that

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

Stock Market Experiment Results – 3 Months

By |April 17th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

At the beginning of the year I decided to do a stock market experiment to see if randomly picking stocks is better or worse than expert picks. And to make it more interesting, I added a few more "funds" like a collection of stocks picked by personal finance bloggers, some I personally picked for Tag, and more. Now that it's

Can I Pick Stocks or What!?

By |February 7th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

At the beginning of this year I decided to start a little experiment with the stock market. I wanted to see how well some financial experts and the S&P 500 did against the stock picks of complete amateurs, as well as some very risky (or even random) stock choices. I'm tracking nine different "indexes" and if you're really curious to