Simple Stock Comparison – KO & PEP

When we think of soda, the two giants that come to our minds are inevitably Coca-Cola and Pepsi. Ahhh, the sweet sweet elixir that I must have with pizza or fried chicken or a burger.  At our house, I like… Continue Reading

How Do I Protect My Investments?

The stock market has been flying high and many of us have seen gains in our investments – some unrealized and some realized gains! For those that are unrealized, what can we do to protect those gains? There are a… Continue Reading

What’s Return on Equity (ROE) and Why Does Warren Buffett Use It?

Warren Buffett is worth north of approximately $70 Billion. Trust me, if you continue to live below your means, save, and invest consistently you MAY get there too (maybe, hopefully, let’s just cross our fingers 🙂 Apart from only investing… Continue Reading

Do It for the Future You – Retirement

For some strange reason, I think about retirement a lot. Am I the only one? It reminds me of George Costanza from Seinfeld, the episode of “The Old Man”:   Ben: I’m not afraid of dyin’. I never think about… Continue Reading

How Often Should I Review My Finances?

You should review them as much as you need. Let me guess, you’re thinking well, jeez thanks, that’s a helpful answer. But wait there’s more! In order to determine how often you should review your finances depends on how involved… Continue Reading

Simple Fund Analysis – Vanguard Small Cap Value ETF (VBR)

Lately I’ve been interested in diversifying more. Diversifying of course means NOT putting all your eggs in one basket. Yes I admit for a long-time I was doing this (and actually it served me well). Instead of diversifying into smaller-cap,… Continue Reading