Commodity Scam Warnings: How to Protect Yourself and Your Money

July 29, 2008

When it comes to commodities investing there are an unbelievable number of scams out there. I am not kidding when I say that there are literally hundreds of companies out there just waiting to railroad you through the door, part you from your money, and happily send you straight to the gas chamber. I know […]

Increase Your After Tax Investment Returns With these Tax Deductions

January 28, 2008

As the tax forms for last year’s investment income start to arrive in the mail we’re rudely reminded of the effect that taxes have on our investment earnings.  Especially when we lose money and still have to pay taxes, my Oakmark International fund was down about $100 for the year but generated over $1000 in […]

Extreme Investing for the Adventurous In All of Us

November 5, 2007

You’ve probably heard of extreme sports, sports “perceived as having a high level of inherent danger or difficulty”. Well how about extreme investing! Extreme InvestingI’m a pretty non-extreme investor in general; most of our money is in index funds with a small percentage in other industry specific funds.  But I do like to use a […]

Money Mistakes to Avoid – Procrastination

August 13, 2007

Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow? If that is your motto then this post is for you! Time is MoneyEven if you’re not a procrastinator by nature, you’ve probably had a time or two where putting something off cost you money.  Whether it’s paying money you shouldn’t be because you forgot […]

The Simple Secret of Investing

May 18, 2007

What’s the single most important factor in the value of an investment portfolio? Some might say risk or diversification. Others might think costs or taxes. These are all vitally important but not as crucial as the most basic investing principle. The good news is that getting this factor right is simple. As a matter of […]