Don’t Micromanage Your Investment Portfolio

Investing doesn’t have to be complicated. All it takes is an investment in three index funds to build a diversified portfolio at very low...

In Search Of Low-Cost Active Management Mutual Funds

In the past, I’ve written about five of the most expensive mutual funds on Wall Street. These mutual funds all had expense ratios greater...

Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched In The Mouth: Mike Tyson And...

Asset allocation is one of the most important decisions an investor needs to make. To determine your mix of domestic stocks, international stocks, and...

Why It’s So Hard To Pick The Next Amazon

Amazon. Google. Starbucks. Tesla. In retrospect, it seems so easy to pick these winners. I’ve been shopping at Amazon for at least 15 years, and the...

What Is The Cheapest Way To Build A 3-Fund Portfolio In 2017?

The three-fund portfolio is one of the most popular ways to build a lazy index fund portfolio. By using just three index funds, you...

Why Young Investors Should Not Hope For A Bear Market

I am a fan of the ChooseFI podcast, and they recently had blogger and author JL Collins as a guest. He is the writer...

The Three-Fund Portfolio Using Schwab Index Funds / ETFs

The three-fund portfolio is one of the simplest ways to get a low-cost and diversified portfolio. I've previously described how to build a Vanguard three-fund...

On Paper Gains and Paper Losses

The stock market has had a breathtaking run over the past 8 years. Since its low point in March 2009, when the S&P 500...

Race To The Bottom: Will The Price War Between Vanguard And Fidelity Lead To...

News came out in late July that Fidelity was again cutting expense ratios on their mutual funds. Vanguard responded emphatically in a conference call...

How Much Bonds Should You Have In Your Portfolio?

Bonds have been getting a bad rap recently. Investors have been reducing their bond allocation for years as the stock market rises to new...