Category: investments


Retirement: 10 years left, 0 savings – Money Magazine

Um, how scary is this? Walter Updegrave from Money Magazine is trying to help these people who have 10 years left until retirement…and no nest egg. First piece of advice? Start saving…like crazy. “If you save $500 a month for the next 10 years and earn an 8 percent annual return, for example, you’ll have […]


Thursday Morning Money – No Sleep Edition

Turns out I did quite a lot of snoring last night; enough, in fact, that my wife went and slept on the couch for 3 hours in the middle of it. Strange, as I don’t really snore (according to her)…but I feel very tired today. What does this have to do with anything? Nothing, just […]


When Are Your Funds Average Returns Good Enough?

This month’s column by James B. Stewart in SmartMoney magazine is about “enhanced mutual funds”; ones that have avowed to beat the market. They are index funds of their own making, rather than ones that follow a certain index. That sounds like regular old investing to me, doesn’t it? Don’t we all want to beat […]


Great Stocks That Pay Out Dividends According To Kiplinger.

According to the Kiplinger magazine that arrived today, there are some great stocks that have both healthy dividends and a healthy growth chart that you might want to think about investing in: Expeditors Intl with a 5 year dividend growth rate of 34.5%. Fastenal with an 82.1% dividend growth rate. Harley-Davidson with a 46.5% dividend […]


Thursday Morning Money – Saving For Retirement Edition

Ever spend hours watching your retirement dollars go up and down with the stock market? No? Me neither….on to some favorites from this week…. Lazy Man & Money talks about the recently won $390 million dollar lottery and how if you split the winnings you could not buy that baseball team you wanted. I don’t […]

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