The S&P 500 Equal Weight Index – Simply Explained

The S&P 500 Equal Weight Index – Simply Explained SMM

    Undoubtedly, the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index is a widely used benchmark for many professional financial managers as well as individuals who manage their own investments.   But there is a new way methodology of weighing the… Continue Reading

Why I Like ETFs And You May Too

Why I Like ETFs And You May Too simple money man

  What would you prefer: pay a little and get more or pay a lot and get less?  I’d prefer the former and this is the conclusion that I have reached from reading about ETFs. You are getting more (in… Continue Reading

Almost Beat The S&P 500 Index

Almost Beat The S&P 500 Index simple money man

  If you continued to ride the market and in the process acquired some more investments in stocks or ETFs, chances are you’ve done well in 2017. But how do you how well your investments are doing or if they… Continue Reading

From Target Date Funds To Lower Cost Index Funds

From Target Date Fund to Targeting Lower Cost Index Funds simple money man

Also featured as a guest post on Mustard Seed Money:   Usually, on the first day of a new job, we receive some new hire paperwork from Human Resources. Included in that package is paperwork concerning which retirement plan we’d… 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

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

Simple Fund Analysis – Vanguard Small Cap Value ETF (VBR) simple 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… Continue Reading