Reading Time: 7 Min Several readers have asked me how one gets a high-paying job or trades into a higher paying job. It’s a fantastic question and there are many ways to accomplish it. What follows are the techniques that worked for me on my personal journey. By following these tenets, I was consistently given
Reading Time: 4 Min This post is part of a larger mini-series called The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Bonds. You can read the rest of it over here. Rather than buy individual bonds, most of us will be looking to park our money in a fund where a money manager goes around and purchases a
Reading Time: 4 Min We all want to look like the picture of confidence. We want to kick life’s butt and take names while doing it. The perfect spouse, the perfect home, the perfect group of equally badass friends (but you know, no one too noticeably more badass than us). When you wake up
Reading Time: 10 Min A few weeks ago, you guys shared a list of things you wanted learn more about. Several of you posed questions about how to think about your 401ks, which we’ll address in this post. New readers, if you have questions you’d also like answered, feel free to leave a
Reading Time: 2 Min What does it take to be above average in net worth in this country? According to date from the 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances, helpfully presented by DQYDJ, the answer is “not a whole heck of a lot”. The 50 percentile ranking for those age 50-54 is $122,100
Reading Time: 3 Min This post is part of a larger mini-series called The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Bonds. You can read the rest of it over here. You’ve doubtless heard that any change in the interest rate is tightly coupled with price movement in the bond market. How exactly does the relationship work?
Reading Time: 4 Min In a past life, I was the quintessential Type A Overachiever. I had goals for clubs and activities to get into a good college. I had goals for my net worth each year. And that attitude carried down into each day, where there were always items to complete. Get groceries.
Reading Time: 5 to 15 Min Read this and you’ll understand more about bonds than 99% of the population. Bonds don’t get enough love when it comes to investor education. In this miniseries, we’ll get into what makes them tick, how to choose bonds and bond funds, and end with an outlook on where
Reading Time: 2 Min The Two Components Bonds generate returns for you in two ways: interest and appreciation. You will make money every quarter or every year through interest payments made by the borrower. You will also make or lose money when you sell your bond or hold it until maturity and are
Reading Time: 3 Min How Bonds Work When you purchase a bond, you are stepping into a contract wherein you are the lender of a certain amount of money to another party, and that party pays you an agreed upon amount of interest each period, with a plan to return the amount they borrowed