Monday, April 28, 2014

Messages From Readers: Time Is On Our Side

This is a cool looking clock.

A while ago, I wrote a post about certificates of deposit, and received a quite detailed comment. I’ve reposted it here for those who are interested in this stuff. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

A Totally Do-Able Investment Plan For Anybody Ever

Read this if: 

1) You want to invest but don’t because [ insert any reason here ]. 


One of the best things you can do for yourself, especially when you are young, is to invest. Let time and the magic of compounding take care of things. Read on for an example and some motivational talk. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Messages From Readers: An Even Easier, Simpler Way to Invest

Read this if: 

1) You have been investing in stocks or mutual funds. 
2) You’re just curious what “reinvestment” means. 
3) You know what “dividends” and “capital gains” are. If you don’t, read my post here.  

A while ago, I wrote about an investment strategy called “dollar cost averaging,” and later, I explained the difference between dividends and capital gains. This post will explain some more things regarding dividends and capital gain based on a suggestion from a reader. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mishaps in Money: Getting My License

The only type of automobile I'm comfortable driving.
Read this if: 

1) You are interested in learning how I got my license. It’s an uplifting tale. 
2) You want to think about the expenses that come with getting a car. 


In the state of Maryland, you are allowed to get your Learner’s Permit at 15 and nine months. I did just that, and ended up getting my license 5 years and 7 months later. The amount of time isn’t what bothered me, it’s actually how much I had to spend...