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An Ides of May Roundup

Let's start this week with the latest and greatest from my fellow Money Mavens - first Craig Ford explains Mutual Fund Investing Vs. Index Fund Investing. Craig will teach you the important distinctions that can help maximize your investments. Monevator discussed Pay off the mortgage or invest? A well-reasoned, balanced discussion on this topic. The [...]

A Pre-Turkey Roundup

Another Great week of reading to share. Let's start with Miranda Marquit's article at Good Financial Cents, The Dangers of Using Credit Cards as an Emergency Fund. Miranda explains why you need a 'real' emergency fund to keep from getting caught in a debt spiral. At Monervator, I learned a bit more about ETFs Vs [...]

Frugal Friday Week 31

When we talk about frugality, the easy targets come to mind, eating out, buying the $5 latte, spending on clothes, etc. All good places to look to save, but today, I'll discuss one that's often overlooked. Investment expenses. The annual expenses for mutual funds run from about .2% to as high as 2% depending on [...]

Swapping Mutual Funds For ETFs

I've always respected Vanguard founder Jack Bogle, he is considered to be the "Father of the Index fund" and has saved investors many billions of dollars in fees by creating low cost index funds, starting a new industry within the financial services market. The natural follow on to index mutual funds are the ETFs which [...]

Trust. No. One.

It's been nearly a year since my post "On my Death, Please, Take a Breath." In that post I relate a story about how a fellow who inherited an IRA within a trust panicked, and lost nearly 25% of it to taxes. Instead, he could have taken limited distributions and paid little to no tax [...]

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