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My Most Profitable 401k Day Ever

Yesterday, on top of my daily earnings, I also earned almost $6,000 in my 401k account due to the final piece of my company match vesting.  Five long years I’ve waited to have full ownership of this money.  It feels

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Net Worth: Loss of Control Angst

For a while on this site I was posting my net worth.  I took it down because it didn’t seem to be adding value to the conversations and as it grew it began to feel  more like bragging.  It’s not

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Recapping 2012 and Setting Goals for 2013

Well, 2012 was a pretty tumultuous year politically, and I was angry about the dereliction of duty by our Congress for most of it.  Luckily for you guys I left my rants out of this blog.  Coming into 2013 it

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The Roth IRA: For You, For Me, For Everybody

Source: goodfinancialcents.com via Jeff on Pinterest   Look, I'm not a big joiner, but when I saw Jeff over at Good Financial Cents tweet about starting a movement that increases the awareness and usage of Roth IRA's, I couldn't say

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Arcos Dorados Holdings (ARCO) for my Roth

Arcos Dorados Holdings (ARCO) began trading today. I picked up 30 shares at $21.35 in my Roth IRA. I intend this to be a long-term hold. As a bit of background, Arcos is McDonald’s (MCD) largest franchisee, the Master franchiser

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No More Annual Statements from Social Security

Multiple sources have reported that the Social Security Administration will not be sending annual statements for the remainder of the fiscal year (Sept.) and will only send statements to those 60 or older next year. This is, of course, a

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Stock Purchases – Dow Chemical; Allied Capital Corporation

I love buying on down days. Granted today is another down day and I bought these stocks during yesterday’s down day, but you can’t spend your life trying to time the market. It’s another reason I’m buying quality companies so

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Roth IRA Portfolio Change VWO

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have been sitting on the sidelines as this market seems to go from bad to worse. Well, today I got off the sideline and took a nibble. I added 20 shares of

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Roth IRA Investment (cash, commodities, Berkshire, ETF’s, mutual funds)?

I’m considering putting some of the cash in my Roth (currently earning 2.4% in a money market), and I need your help. I have a 20-30 year time horizon. Any assistance you could provide would be greatly appreciated. My current

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How much do I need to save in order to properly fund my retirement?

There’s an interesting discussion over on savingadvice.com aboout the amt. you actually need in order to retire with enough to live on. As you’ll see opinions vary. Check it out if you get a chance. You’ll see me posting…

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