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How Early Could You Have Called an Overbought Stock Market?

Although the passive portion of my portfolio remains the same (with some accounts, such as the HSA and 529s still actively having investments added), I've been shuttling all my active accounts to cash since January (while keeping the stocks I do have in place).  Suboptimal?  Yes, and if I see an … [Read More...]

A Collection of Peers: How Work and School Choice Affects Total Income

If you read mainstream financial media, you've recently seen more and more sophisticated reporting on median income trends in the United States.  Instead of tossing a single median income number at you out of context, mainstream sources are getting better and better at providing context... … [Read More...]

Net Worth in the United States: Zooming in on the Top Centiles

Ever since the 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances was released (in September of 2014), we've been looking forward to zooming in a bit closer to the numbers in their (much appreciated) release of microdata.  Once we wrapped our head around how they have 5 imputations to turn 6,026 data points into … [Read More...]

For Your Money, What House Should You Target in Silicon Valley?

When our friend SSS from Save. Spend. Splurge. asked us if we were interested in shining a spotlight on value-for-your-housing-buck in the Bay Area of California, we jumped at the opportunity.  Her prompt: What can you buy for $250,000, $500,000, $750,000, and $1,000,000 in your neck of the … [Read More...]

Can You Trust Your Favorite Financial Writer?

Recently, Yahoo Finance covered an inspiring story about a 27 year old financial blogger who had already eclipsed one million dollars in net worth.  That blogger gave all the right advice - invest early, sacrifice in the present, live below your means, and (if you can) reach for those high headline … [Read More...]

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