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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Earning Incredible Returns During The Era of Meme Stocks

With meme-stocks constantly in the news these days, the investing media spends a lot of time (perhaps too much) talking what meme stocks are doing on any given day.

“Gamestop shoots up 20% today!”  “Investors retreat, as BBY crashes by 25%!”  “AMC spikes 100% in a single day!”

Every day it’s the same nonsensical reporting about the stock price of each touted meme stock…

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May 2021 Dividend Income And Expenses

With most of the population in Washington state getting vaccinated by the end of May, things have finally started to open back up again.  The pandemic is subsiding here, and it seems like life is (slowly) returning to normal.  

As you might expect, our travel adventures resumed in May as well.  We took full advantage of the fine May weather, and went camping on Washington’s coast, near a small town called Ocean Shores…

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