9 Money Habits To Live By

Bad habits are tough to break. Fortunately, due to my upbringing, our family’s circumstances, discipline and good luck, I was able to enact some good money habits early on that have set our family up for success now, with contingency built in for unplanned circumstances.  I do believe that there’s a very strong correlation between […]

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Could the US Dollar be Replaced as the World’s Reserve Currency? What it Would Mean

Could a basket of currencies and gold replace the US Dollar as the primary reserve currency globally? That’s a question that’s been batted around for a while, usually amongst fringe naysayers and ranting leaders of Venezuela and middle east regions.  However, I read with interest this article from the Independent UK that rival countries were […]

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Gold Hype? You’re Being Taken for a Ride

There’s been much fanfare made of gold breaking an all-time high in US Dollar terms, even though the dollar has declined precipitously against virtually every foreign currency (so it’s not really appreciating that much in terms of other global currencies), but the trend is your friend and if you’re a momentum trader or fear inflation […]

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Verizon FIOS is WAY more Expensive than you Think – Here’s Why

I was snookered the other day by a Verizon FIOS flyer touting a $79 combo deal.  After cutting through the facade, I realized that if I wanted a similar set of services with Verizon compared to my existing Comcast offerings, I’d be paying a hefty premium.  Even in the face of “better service” from Verizon, […]

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Identifying Value in the Stock Market

Today Darwin’s Finance presents a guest post by Saj Karsan from Barel Karsan that introduces one method of identifying value in the stock market. If you want to watch value investing in action, you should subscribe to their RSS feed. If interested in guest posting at Everyday Finance or Darwin’s Finance, see these guidelines. Every […]

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Weekend Reading: 2016 Olympics Edition

Another week of great reads.  These are entries from blogs I frequent, and I hope you will too (just come back!).  I’ve also included various finance/investing carnivals that published my material this week and my favorite posts from my two blogs. This week’s edition coincides the awarding of the 2016 Olympics to Brazil’s Rio De […]

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How to Get Your Market Losses Back Now! (Read on)

Now, that’s a disingenuous title for an article.  But I see it everywhere following the 2008-2009 stock market crash – from prominent money mags at the bookstore to web investing outlets and blogger posts.  And it sure is enticing to click through and read on.  There’s a simple reason you can’t and won’t easily “get […]

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How Stupidity on Wall Street Violated the Most Basic Laws of Physics

As a physical sciences and astrophysics buff, I was struck by the irony in some of man’s greatest and most enigmatic physical laws in contrast to some of the dumbest behavior imaginable by Wall street, politicians and main street for that matter.  I couldn’t help but compare some of the most famous physical laws we’ve […]

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Price to Earnings Ratios Gone Wild – A Measure for Investors to Follow?

I came across this visual and thought it was worth sharing.  With data from Robert Shiller’s Irrational Exuberance, this BusinessWeek chart highlights the massive secular trends that span years at a time where Price to Earnings ratios of the companies that comprise the S&P500 rarely actually stay around the mean of 16.3, but they do […]

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