You may have seen Mr Market lurking around lately, shouting irrational price offers at you. First he’s willing to pay you $1,000 for your share of a business. The next day, only $700. Then $800. Nothing about the underlying business or its prospects have changed. Today I’d like to introduce you to Benjamin Grahams Mr Market, who is just as relevant today as he was in 1949.
Are women more risk averse than men? If so, why? And how does risk aversion impact female investors? This topic has been on my mind lately, particularly with the latest gyrations of the market. I also recall someone once commenting they found my thoughts on investing an interesting window into the mind of female investors. […]
Even though a lot of folks in the financial media will tell you to delay retirement until 70, there’s a good reason to plan a much earlier retirement than that. In fact, everyone should be prepared to retire early – even if they don’t want to. I’m going to educate you on the cold hard facts about why planning to work into your late 60’s or 70’s will not work. -and what you can do about it.
Have you ever gotten stuck in the cone of financial uncertainty? Or perhaps knocked around by it? Let me explain. When I was in my late teens and early 20’s, I was absolutely obsessed with personal finance and investing. I read every book I could get my hands on. I lurked on financial forums once […]
I’ve always been a fan of retirement calculators, but found many of them lacking. Inspired by an older viral YouTube video that I somehow just saw now, I decided to climb #calculatormountain and slog through twenty six retirement calculators. What did I like? What did I hate? And what was I doing all day while running the numbers? Stop in and see.
Hanging around personal finance blogs, forums, and websites, you may get the impression that everyone is doing financially better than you are. Recent backlash around a Fidelity report that you should have twice your income saved by 35 got me thinking about how to evaluate financial advice you read online, productive and unproductive responses to advice you don’t like hearing, and what a path forward might look like.