Think Percentages Not Dollars simple money man

Think Percentages Not Dollars

  When it comes to most areas of personal finances, thinking in terms of percentages instead of whole dollars is usually the right mindset.   When we save, we should have a percent, not a dollar in mind.   When we invest, we should have…

Selecting A Stock – Simply Explained simple money man

Selecting A Stock – Simply Explained

  A friend recently said to me that he wants to buy a stock for his kid and just hold onto it forever and let grow.  He threw a few stocks and their prices out there but has not made a decision yet. When I…

My Finances Are On Track So What’s Next simple money man

My Finances Are On Track So What’s Next?

  So you’ve set up and funded your emergency savings account. So you’re saving a respectable amount consistently for retirement, so you’re making good money and have a couple of passive income streams to go along with it. So you’ve controlled your spending a bit…

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

The S&P 500 Equal Weight Index – Simply Explained

    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 S&P 500 index which has,…

Simple Personal Capital Review

Simple Personal Capital Review

  Since college, which was back in the early 2000s, I’ve been using excel spreadsheets to manage my finances. After various versions, I finally settled on what I have now and it’s available for free to everyone here. It focuses on tracking income and expenses…

Why I Like ETFs And You May Too simple money man

Why I Like ETFs And You May Too

  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 investment returns) and for much…

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