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A Review Of Forbes (And Some Link Love!)

I received my third free issue of Forbes and thought I’ll do a write up on it. People do book reviews, this is a magazine review! (If you’ve been reading Moneycone, you could’ve received your free annual subscription of Forbes too!). A Brief History Of Forbes Bertie Charles Forbes and his partner Walter Drey started […]

February 20, 2011 19
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Did You Beat The Market, Mr. Investor?

In my previous post, I wrote about the Beardstown Ladies who had to suffer public humiliation because they couldn’t tell what their annualized returns were. In their defense, not many investors do know what their actual returns are! Why? Because most brokers, don’t provide that information, including online portfolio managers like Google Portfolio and Yahoo […]

February 16, 2011 25
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Vanguard Lowers Fees On Its Emerging Market ETF(VWO) To 0.22%

Last month Vanguard’s Emerging Market ETF, VWO overtook BlackRock iShares’ ETF, EEM in total assets to become the largest Emerging Market ETF in the US. Both the funds have been swelling in size due to the popularity of this asset class among investors. BlackRock cut the fees of EEM from 0.72% to 0.69% last week. […]

February 11, 2011 10
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What Is Your Best Day-To-Day Savings Tip? Round Up

I participated in a little project where a blogger would share his or her best savings tip with a fellow blogger. Called a blog swap and sponsored by the Yakezie bloggers network. I’m surprised no one came with a ‘yard sale‘ post! My swap MoneyCone hosted Penny’s post from The Saved Quarter titled Never Pay […]

February 6, 2011 15

Never Pay Full Price

This is a guest post by Penny from The Saved Quarter. It is part of the second Yakezie blog swap. Check out my guest post at Penny’s blog! Maybe I was born with an over-developed bargain hunting gene, or perhaps my aversion to paying full price was cultivated through years of living on a low […]

February 4, 2011 27
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Buying Stocks? Neglect This Metric At Your Own Peril!

When it comes to investing, the one advice that gets often repeated is: Invest in blue chip companies. Certainly better than shorting and investing in penny stocks! But how valid is this advice? Let’s take a company that’s solid, profitable, pays dividends and has seen multiple depressions and recessions and is still going strong. AT&T. […]

January 30, 2011 35
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Happiness Is Never Having To Pay An ATM Fee!

ATM fees are reaching an all time high. The average, last year, rose by 5% to $2.33 and you could potentially pay as high as $11! ATM fees could be two-fold. Your bank might charge a fee for using an out-of-network ATM and the ATM owner could charge you an additional fee for the convenience. […]

January 25, 2011 16

Opening an account at Vanguard – A walkthrough

If you are looking to invest in passively managed Mutual Funds, look no further than Vanguard. Vanguard offers a wide range of funds with very low overheads. Thanks to Vanguard, more and more fund companies are offering low cost mutual funds. Before Vanguard, funds with 0.18 expense ratios were unheard of. I recently opened an […]

January 21, 2011 13
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The Beardstown Ladies

In 1983 a group of elderly women in a little town in the Midwest called Beardstown, decided to form an investment club called the Beardstown Business and Professional Women’s Investment Club. The meetings were focussed on companies whose business they could understand and relate to. Their methodology was simple. Every member put in $100 seed […]

January 21, 2011 20
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5 Eco-Friendly Products For The Smart Saver

Rechargeables This is a no-brainer! Rechargeable battery technology has improved so much that there really isn’t an excuse for not using them. The new generation rechargeables have a number of advantages over the traditional ones. They retain charge for a long period of time No ‘Memory-loss’ effect Can be re-used hundreds of times without loss […]

January 15, 2011 26
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