Talking Money with your Honey

My husband and I talk about money all the time.  It usually goes something like this “Did you pay that bill?” or “How much are we going to spend on Mom’s Christmas present?” or “Look at this new pair of shoes that I bought.” Follow that last one up with a raised eyebrow from my husband – not because of the cost, but because he is amazed that I will find a place for the new shoes in an already overcrowded closet.  I’ll write about my trip to shoe rehab in a future blog post… [read more]
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Gravel Road Investing

(from Dimensional Fund Advisors’ Outside the Flags blog by Jim Parker dated 5/20/2015. Jim is a Vice President with DFA, leading the communications and marketing team in the firms’ Australian office.)    Owners of all-purpose motor vehicles often appreciate their cars most when they leave smooth city freeways for rough gravel country roads. In investment, highly diversified portfolios can provide similar reassurance. In blue skies and open highways, flimsy city sedans might cruise along just as well as sturdier sports utility vehicles. But the real test occurs when the road and weather conditions deteriorate. That’s why… [read more]
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The End is Near

Growing up in the 70’s, it sometimes felt like we were living in the age of HORRIBLE THINGS THAT ARE ABOUT TO HAPPEN! Overpopulation of the planet was our first threat.  Paul Ehrlich, a Stanford University biologist, published The Population Bomb in 1968, and spent the 70’s repeatedly appearing on the Johnny Carson show warning us that we were all going to starve to death due to impending food shortages.  In 1970 he told us “sometime in the next 15 years, the end will come.”  According to Ehrlich, I wasn’t going to make it… [read more]
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The Coming Market Correction

“Sources close to the story that don’t wish to be identified for this report tell us that, as early as today, the sky might turn green.” Of course, it won’t.  But that’s not the point.  I got the sensational headline out there first.  I win.  If I turn out to be wrong, that’s ok.  I never said the sky would turn green.  I suggested it might as early as today.  If the sky ever turns green between now and the next millennia, you’ll have heard it here first. We live in a world where speed… [read more]
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