High-Frequency Trading

Apr 2, 2014 by

Just about every time you buy a stock through a U.S. exchange, you’re getting robbed.

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Pay Off Debt or Invest?

Jan 22, 2014 by

“The numbers” would seem to argue for investing instead of pre-paying low-interest debt. But most anyone who’s debt-free will tell you that there’s a lot more to the story.

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Diamonds and Dogs #20

Nov 20, 2013 by

I share my latest picks for three pieces of online content with the power to help you make better money choices (the Diamonds), and one that’ll mess you up (the Dog).

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Is Your 401(k) a Rip-Off?

Nov 1, 2013 by

You dutifully max out your 401(k) plan contributions every year, as the finance gurus recommend. But some plans may backfire and actually slash your retirement fund.

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Frugal Rules’ John Schmo...

Oct 16, 2013 by

John Schmoll Jr, founder of the popular blog Frugal Rules, sat down with me recently to chat about his motivations, his experience in paying off $25,000 in debt, and his work in the financial services industry.

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How I Invest Our IRAs

Sep 30, 2013 by

I’m unwilling to entrust our retirement security to Wall Street. So here’s what I’ve been doing with a sizable chunk of our IRA money since January 2008. But do you think my strategy is riskier than stock investing?

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5 Years After Lehman

Sep 19, 2013 by

At 1:45 am on September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after 158 years in business. The filing...

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Wary of Stocks? Try Slow Money...

Jul 18, 2013 by

I do not buy the conventional wisdom that you must invest heavily in stocks to have a prayer of a secure retirement. Here’s another in my series of off-Wall Street investment alternatives.

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Wall Street Breaks Record

Jun 20, 2013 by

Record margin debt on Wall Street means when stocks fall, they’re going to fall hard and fast.

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Diamonds and Dogs #17

Jun 13, 2013 by

I share my latest picks for three pieces of online content with the power to help you make better money choices (the Diamonds), and one that’ll mess you up (the Dog).

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