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The Intelligent Investor

August 31st, 2017 Posted in Personal Finance | Comments »

Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor motivated changes to my personal investment operation. My copy of the book was published around 2006 and contains Jason Zweig’s commentary relating Graham’s observations about the stock market to the then recent dot-com crash. Having had some exposure to the dot-com crash and being an active participant in securities markets […]

Let the Chips Fall Where They May

November 24th, 2008 Posted in Personal Finance | Comments »

Tighter Controls for Personal Finance

October 13th, 2008 Posted in Personal Finance | 2 Comments »

Considering the purchase of a new car while the housing and equities markets plummet requires detailed knowledge of one’s financial position. In my case, I was considering the purchase of a 2008 BMW 335i sedan amidst a rise in foreclosures and a significant downward movement in the stock market. With two existing car loans still […]

Retiree Flushes Small Fortune Down Toilet

April 24th, 2006 Posted in Personal Finance | Comments »

The Associated Press reports that a Retiree Flushes Cash Down Toilet. The man apparently did not realize that his money still had value. As opposed to depositing his money in a financial institution where the money would have earned interest and this confusion would have been avoided, he simply transferred his money from his matress […]

When to Start Thinking About Retirement

April 22nd, 2006 Posted in Personal Finance | 2 Comments »

A person should think about retirement upon entry into the workforce. Many people cite the lack of money as the primary reason for their inability to start retirement savings. These same people are able to afford items that are not necessary for comfortable living. They usually also purchase items on credit, effectively making the power […]