Last Wednesday the Federal Reserve Board raised interest rates for the first time in a decade. This is in response to the growing perspective that the US economy has stabilized and can therefore handle the gradual raising of interest rates. Having … [Read more...] about The Clever Investor: Loyal3 Update â€“ 12/21/2015
October is drawing to a close, which gets me to thinking about next yearâ€™s budget. The start of 2016 may be over two months away, but Iâ€™ve already received a note from my employer saying that medical coverage information will be released for … [Read more...] about How Will The IRS 2016 Cost Of Living Adjustments For Retirement Accounts Affect You?
It's been a roller coaster on Wall Street since my last Clever Investor update marked by wild swings in both directions. Overall, however, the stock market as fallen dramatically. A streak of days that saw the market fall hundreds of points started … [Read more...] about The Clever Investor: Loyal3 Update â€“ 9/14/2015
Over the last 2 weeks, I've resisted selling off my mutual funds and ETFs (I don't hold individual stocks) after watching all the value gained in 2007 plummet and even go negative. Here's one mantra that I'm constantly reinforcing into my head: Buy … [Read more...] about Quick Investing Tip: When to Invest
I haven't participated in the Carnival of Personal Finance since #128, but that's because I didn't think any of my December articles were good enough to submit to one. This time, though, I submitted "Rehabilitate Your Finances", which earned an … [Read more...] about Best Posts from Carnival of Personal Finance #134
I was IM-ing my coworker this afternoon after coming home from the office early and she began telling me about hearing the visitor in the next cube talking with his stockbroker. A little background first: Our company went public in the last few years … [Read more...] about The Sound of Someone Else Getting Rich