simple money man SCHD vs VIG

Simple Fund Comparison – 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 that mentions great disadvantages or…

Simple Stock Analysis – Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) simple money man

Simple Stock Analysis – Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Summer is here! That means people are going to travel. That means people are going to use their cars and airlines are going to use their planes. That means they all must buy fuel. But fuel prices rise in the summer right? Well, I haven’t…

Bye CDs – Well Hello There Dividends simple money man

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. So if you’re looking for…

Rich & Famous People With Smart & Dumb Money Habits simple money man

Rich & Famous People With Smart & Dumb Money Habits

Some are born rich, some inherit it, and some work their butt off to acquire it. How the rich use and spend their riches may also contribute to their continuing to be rich. Wow, that sounds kind of confusing :-/ But don’t worry, I’ll straighten…

What’s Return on Equity (ROE) And Why Does Warren Buffett Use It? simple money man

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 in businesses where…

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

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, pretty much my…