The Epic Quest For Multi-Baggers

Compounding.  In a word, it’s the “secret sauce” that makes wonderful things like retirement possible.  If you want to have enough money to retire someday, you really WANT to compound your money.  And there’s no better investment to compound money than common stocks. 

Sure, you could stash your savings in a bank account, but at today’s interest rates you won’t be compounding more than a few pennies per month…

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How I Changed My Mind About 3D Printing

There are few things in this life that give more more personal satisfaction than admitting I was wrong.  On one hand, being able to admit I was wrong implies my brain still has a certain amount of mental flexibility and open-mindedness.  Frankly, that’s pretty darn rare these days.

How often do you hear people doing a complete about-face when it comes to strongly held personal beliefs?

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My No-Hype Review Of: Richer, Wiser, Happier

Every once in awhile a new investing book (or personal finance book) comes along that gets an incredible amount of attention.  It’s on all the best seller lists.  Everyone on your Twitter feed is talking about it.  Amazon reviewers give it glowing 5-star reviews, and many people you respect and follow are recommending it.

It seems like the book is the best thing since sliced bread.

Any time I see this much positive buzz, I get skeptical.  Maybe it’s the contrarian in me, but all that marketing looks like a giant flashing-red warning sign…

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5 Fortress-Like Stocks To Own For 20 Years

In a recent post, I wrote about the incredible returns that can be achieved by being a long-term shareholder.  But finding stocks that can actually survive 20+ years is trickier than it sounds.  Back in the 1950’s, corporations in the S&P 500 had an average lifespan of 61 years.  Finding long-lived stocks wasn’t a problem then.

However, in recent years the life-expectancy of publicly traded stocks has diminish significantly…

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