Free E-Book: Serious Money by Richard Ferri

If you’re new here, please check out what my site’s about. I also encourage you to get free Dough Roller updates from my RSS feed or via e-mail. Thanks for stopping by! I came across this free E-book the other day and wanted to pass it on to you. It’s called Serous Money and is […]

Published or Updated: February 14, 2013

Asset Allocation in Action–Small Cap vs. Large Cap Mutual Funds

As we saw in Day 2 of this series, small cap stocks historically have enjoyed higher returns than large cap stocks. From 1926 to 1998, small caps have averaged a 12.18% return, while large caps have returned about 11.22%. Of course, small caps are more risky. The standard deviation for Vanguards S&P 500 Index is […]

Published or Updated: February 14, 2013

How To Buy The Warren Buffett Mutual Fund

A few days ago, Motley Fool published an article entitled, The Warren Buffett Mutual Fund. Now, just to be clear, Warren Buffett runs Berkshire Hathaway, not a mutual fund. But the article pointed out that investing in Berkshire can be difficult, because a single A share of the company will set you back a cool […]

Published or Updated: March 23, 2012

10 Surefire Ways to Spend More Than You Make

10 Ways to Flush your Money

Are you struggling to spend all of your money each month? Do you get to the end of the month, only to learn that cash is just sitting there in your checking account? Well if you’ve got this problem (and who doesn’t?) here are 10 surefire solutions: Stop Tracking Your Spending: When I see a […]

Published or Updated: April 12, 2014

Asset Allocation in Action–Domestic vs. International Mutual Funds

This has been a hot topic as of late. How much should one invest in international or foreign stocks? Let me first say that the question, as phrased, is a touch on the arrogant side. We Americans just assume that everybody knows that by domestic we mean U.S. stocks. I guess everybody does understand that, […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2014

How Much to Invest in Stocks and Bonds

How much to invest in stocks vs bonds

The allocation of your investments between stock and bond mutual funds is one of the most important asset allocation decisions you’ll make. Fortunately, there are some really easy to apply rules of thumb to help us make a reasonable decision. Before we get to how much to invest in stocks vs bonds, however, here are […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2014

Asset Allocation in Action–Why Bother?

Picking the right asset allocation for your situation is as important as picking specific mutual funds. Your asset allocation will determine in large part how risky your portfolio is and what returns you can reasonably expect. Over the next week, we’ll look at allocating your investments between various asset classes (e.g., stocks and bonds, large […]

Published or Updated: March 30, 2012

How Warren Buffett Would Calculate Your Intrinsic Value (And How You Should, Too)

Warren Buffett is cheap, dirt cheap. And if you think I’m being critical, than you got me all wrong. But to prove my point, check out his company’s website–I’ll wait. . . . Are you back, yet? If you haven’t spent much time on his website, you should. One thing you’ll find are his letter’s […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2014

5 Steps to Achieving the 24-hour Work Week (Which Beats The 4-Hour Work Week)

I recently read The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss. Apart from some temporary inspiration to seek financial freedom, I came away from the book thinking that while I’d helped Ferriss achieve a 4-hour work week by buying his book, I was no closer to such an elusive goal. And I would guess that 99.9% […]

Published or Updated: March 22, 2012