simple money man SCHD vs VIG

Simple Fund Comparison – SCHD VS VIG

Reading Time: 5 minutesLately 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 that mentions great disadvantages or…

Bye CDs – Well Hello There Dividends simple money man

Bye CDs – Well Hello There Dividends

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt’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. So if you’re looking for…

How Do I Protect My Investments simple money man

How Do I Protect My Investments?

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe 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 few ways to tackle this,…

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

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

Reading Time: 4 minutesLately, 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, pretty much my…

Simple Fund Analysis – DVY simple money man

Simple Fund Analysis – DVY

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen I first started investing in the stock market, I was all about stocks, stocks, STOCKS! They seemed more exciting to me as they focus on one company, what it’s done, what it’s doing, and what it’s planning on doing. Usually, I selected companies that…