Sunday 2/2/2014 Thoughts

 On February 2, 2014  

I had been meaning to write a post for few weeks now, but life got busier as the new year started. One of the ironies of a buy and hold appr...

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Going Against the Cultural Norms

 On January 10, 2014  

These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about life, my role as a family bread-winner, and my family's future. I know I am not a perfe...

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Andy Puddicombe: All It Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes

 On January 4, 2014  

My new year's goal is to be mindful of the present moment. When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not te...

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My Investment Portfolio Returns - EOY 2013 Update

 On January 2, 2014  

2013 has been the year of stock market recovery in the US and abroad. Both DOW Jones and S&P 500 indices reached new high's since th...

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Open Thread: Sunday 12/28/2013 Thoughts

 On December 29, 2013  

I can't believe this year is coming to a close now. It has gone by very fast. Lots of exciting things happened for me this year. One of ...

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The Powerful Effects of Compounding

 On December 23, 2013  

Compounding is like a snowball. As the snowball rolls down the hill, it gets bigger and bigger with each revolution as it picks up more and ...

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Simple Investing Is Smart Investing

 On December 12, 2013  

Knowing how to invest your retirement nest-egg is really important these days. There are a very few companies that offer pension plans these...

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Roth IRA versus Traditional IRA: Which is Better?

 On November 27, 2013  

People who want to invest money for their retirement face a major decision regarding which type of IRA account to open — Roth IRA or Traditi...

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Refinance, Stay-Put, or Sell an Underwater Home

 On November 13, 2013  

A reader recently contacted me to get my advice on what he should do on his condominium. His mortgage is currently underwater. He wanted to ...

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Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

 On November 4, 2013  

For us, it has been happy 7 years since we bought our house. Right now, my brother is in the process of buying a house, so we're helping...

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