Category Archives for Investing

Conspiracy Theory Thursday: Beware of These 8 GLD “Gotchas”

There is much speculation and misunderstanding about the largest gold ETF, the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD). GLD is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that purports to be backed by physical gold and to track the spot price of gold on approximately a 1/10th basis, minus fees and expenses. (This means that if the spot price of… Continue reading

Beat That Horse Dead…401(k) Finale

Throughout the course of this week (thank you for sticking with me…I promise to never do another “4-part series” unless it’s on a sexy, exciting topic like buying gold or making your first million!) we’ve been discussing three ways in which 401(k)’s suck, namely: Ridiculous fees that seriously eat into your final earnings Almost complete… Continue reading

The Tax Man Cometh…

The year is 2040. Hovercraft zoom by rapidly and weave crazily in between the numerous skyscrapers. You’re on your hover-skateboard, even cooler than Marty McFly’s, and you’re skating for your LIFE. Someone is chasing you. Someone wants something from you. Someone is out to get something from you…something he believes is rightfully HIS. With a… Continue reading

Feeling Trapped? 401(k) Part Deux…

Hi. My name’s Lotta, Lotta Cash (sadly, no relation to Johnny). I used to have a fabulous, exciting, highly productive, rewarding life, but now… I’m in prison. Yep, that’s right, locked behind bars doin’ time for a crime I didn’t commit. In fact, I’m not really sure why I’m in here at all…all I know… Continue reading

4 Ways Your 401(k) is Robbing You Blind (Part 1)

We’ve all heard the mantra: “Work hard, save money, invest in your 401(k), and retire”. But does this really work? I have to admit I’m a little afraid to write this article. The 401(k) has been lauded in the mass media and mass financial publications (Kiplinger’s, Money Magazine, etc…..) as the savior of Americans’ retirements.… Continue reading

Cool Resource For You: The Stock Gumshoe

Cool Resource For You: The Stock Gumshoe I have a secret. In addition to a great kung fu movie, I also LOVE detectives and spies. From Scooby Doo and Nancy Drew to Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, James Bond, Mission Impossibile, and more, I LOVE me a good mystery! And now there is a guy (actually he’s been around since 2007) called the… Continue reading
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