Category: Finance

My 401k Advice to the Unemployed

I’ve probably said something similar in the past, but I want to be clear about how I would invest my 401k if I recently lost my job. My strategy is based off hedging risk. The primary risks an unemployed worker … [continue reading]


In 2005 I watched the real estate craze from a front-row seat in San Diego. My home value rocketed up to insane levels. Those with homes were drunk with excitement on how much money their home was worth. I … [continue reading]

The Fitness Finance Analogy Updated

Over the past 15 years I’ve been known to say something like this:

Weight training is like a 401k. You don’t see the results right away, but over time they add up. Cardio is like a weekly paycheck. When the

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This Time Is Different – Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

I love reading financial history and analysis. If you dig through the site archives, you will find reviews to many books that would bore most individuals. Not me. I love the stuff. So when John Mauldin recently praised a book … [continue reading]

Before Racing Back to College To Pile On More Debt

I know several people who are using the recession as an opportunity to pile up more student loans and get yet another college degree. Most are intelligent and qualified to do whatever they want but think they are incapable because … [continue reading]

Reviewing My 2009 Financial Predictions

It is time to review my 2009 Financial Predictions. It seems like a million years since I wrote that post.

S&P 500 By the end of 2009 it will hit 633. This estimate is based solely off earnings

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