How to buy partial shares of Berkshire Hathaway with ShareBuilder

As you may know, I’ve decided to invest roughly 50% of the earnings from The Dough Roller in B shares of Berkshire Hathaway. (The other half goes to charity.) I say roughly half goes to the B share because a small portion of the 50% I keep goes to loans on Prosper and Lending Club. […]

Checklist for Life – An Inventory of All Your Financial Information

Huntington Bank just released what it calls a Checklist for Life. Checklist for Life is a seven page PDF document that allows you to keep an inventory of all your financial information. The idea behind the checklist is to encourage people to begin thinking about estate planning. Here’s how Huntington describes the Checklist: Many people […]

Voyant Introduces Free DIY Financial Planning Tool at Demo 08

“Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. If Voyant’s newly released online financial planning tool has anything to say about it, failing to plan will be a thing of the past. Voyant showcased its free financial planning tool at DEMO 08 being held this week in Palm Desert, CA. I’ve spent some time using […]

Idea Shower Firefox Extension: A Great Way to Store Online Information

The Internet offers a wealth of information about personal finance and investing. Whether its a news item, a new online tool you want to try out, or information to help make you a better investor, all this information can be overwhelming. I’ve tried everything from e-mailing a link to myself to using bookmarks, but somehow […]

Richard Ferri on whether an investor should buy ETFs or mutual funds

Should investors buy ETFs or mutual funds? The answer is, it depends. It depends on the priorities an investor has. There are three factors driving the decision: costs, custody, and convenience. The weight that each person places on each of these three factors will determine whether they will be happier with ETFs or mutual funds. […]

Congress to Pass Stimulus Package While the Band Plays On

Fears of recession combined with an election year equal a chicken in every pot. The chicken that congressional leaders and the White House cooked up yesterday will cost our grandchildren about $150 billion plus interest. That’s right, the government is passing out money to the tune of $600 to $1,200 for most taxpayers in the […]