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Keeping It All Straight: Personal Finance Software

My wife does a really good job keeping track of all of our assets and liabilities on some pretty complex Excel spreadsheets but it takes a lot of time.  We track  our larger expenses but there are a lot of expenses that escape the spreadsheet and preventing us the opportunity of analyzing our spending patterns […]


I’ve started a kaChing community on the kaChing application. What is kaChing? According to the Yahoo application site kaChing is

“The web’s most realistic trading environment—and biggest investing community. Manage a virtual portfolio. Compete with friends. Follow some of the world’s smartest investors, their trades and their ideas—or prove you’re one of them to earn […]

Bogle on Buy and Hold and the “Long” of Long-Term Investing

Excellent and very timely article over on Motley Fool

John Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group, was named one of Fortune magazine’s four “investing giants” of the 20th century. Bogle launched the first low-cost index mutual fund in 1975 and has long advocated indexing for everyday investors. We recently had the pleasure of speaking with […]

What Does Monty Know About Investing

A little bit more than yesterday….I hope.

A couple months back I came to the realization that although I had bought a few stocks and I had put a little cash into a mutual fund, that even though my degree had “Business” in the title I really didn’t know anything about investing.  Following a pretty […]

So How Did We Get In A Mortgage Crisis

The headline from the article sums the cause up quite nicely,

Fannie Mae Eases Credit To Aid Mortgage Lending By STEVEN A. HOLMES Published: Thursday, September 30, 1999

You really need to read the whole article but a few excerpts.

In a move that could help increase home ownership rates among minorities and low-income consumers, […]