The Things You Own End Up Owning You

The Things You Own End Up Owning You simple money man

More and more I’m starting to believe the more we have, the more we spend on maintenance, repairs, replacements and excuses to buy even more things.  For example, several months ago I sold and extra car I had. When asked… Continue Reading

Don’t Be Afraid of the Stock Market

Afraid of the Stock Market simple money man

  Perhaps one of the biggest financial mistakes I made was not entering the stock market at an earlier age. When I entered the market I was in my mid-20s, but I wish it was sooner. I didn’t enter before… Continue Reading

Simple Fund Comparison – SCHD VS VIG

simple money man SCHD vs VIG

Lately I’ve become more and more interested in low cost ETFs while less and less interested in stocks and mutual funds. ETFs provide one-click diversification, super-low fees while still paying investors dividends. I don’t think I’ve come across any literature… Continue Reading

Bye CDs – Well Hello There Dividends

Bye CDs – Well Hello There Dividends

It’s no surprise that CD rates are super low and have been for a long time now. Per Bankrate.com, the best rates for a $10,000 5 year CD is 2.35%. I’ve seen so many stocks that have a higher yield.… Continue Reading

How Do I Protect My Investments?

how do i protect my investments simple money man

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

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

simple fund analysis vanguard money man

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