Should you focus on paying off student loans at the expense of a 401k match? In today’s version of “Ask CMO And Ask The Readers” I’m tackling a framework for thinking about this question (and asking for your opinion too).
Crazy market got you down? Looking for someone to make fun of the gloom and doom mainstream financial reporting – or some solid advice? I’m bringing you both in today’s article and video.
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 […]