How To Avoid Speculative Investing

I recently wrote about having a reasonable investing plan and how important it is to have one, but It’s even more important to have an investment plan during times of market volatility than in bull markets. If not you may be investing speculatively and be unaware of it. Benjamin Graham once said The greatest dangerContinue reading “How To Avoid Speculative Investing”

How To Pay For College

College will likely cost between $60K and 100K a year in the next 20 years. This is based on a 3% yearly increase from the current cost of $25K for public universities and $40K for private universities. The cost would increase to $240k and $400K respectively for a public and private college education. The thoughtContinue reading “How To Pay For College”

How to be a Patient Investor

One of the great Jack Bogle’s most memorable quote is “Buy and hold, but don’t forget the hold”. What is the meaning behind this quote. Lets say you have a stock or ETF that you have bought thereby satisfying the buy part of the equation. You’re now contemplating buying more shares to add to yourContinue reading “How to be a Patient Investor”

How to develop an income stream

Investing in stocks is like farming. There is a time to reap and then there’s a time to sow. It’s a great hobby to partake in if you have patience. That’s why the stock market is not the best place to keep your emergency funds. It’s the same reason why your personal home should notContinue reading “How to develop an income stream”

How to choose between passive vs. Active investing

The reason I hate investing in individual stocks is because at the end of the day there will be winners and there will be losers. All of your individual stock holdings will not win. To win at investing in individual stocks your winners have to outperform your losers. Your winners have to win bigger thanContinue reading “How to choose between passive vs. Active investing”