Archive - 2022

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Principles of Pollex: Debt Reduction
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The Crisis at Hand
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What’s Going on in the Markets February 27, 2022
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Are You Really Diversified?
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Marriage Advice from an Economist

Principles of Pollex: Debt Reduction

(In case you’re confused by the headline: a principle is a rule, and pollex is an obscure term for thumb. Therefore, this series is all about Financial Rules of Thumb.)

Try as we might, there are times when debts just overtake us. Quite often it is one of several things that causes this to happen – either we’ve had unexpected expenses hit us “alla sudden-like”, or perhaps a layoff or lean time with little or no income. Or maybe we just didn’t pay attention and debt grew out of control.

How’d I Get Here?

The reason we’re in this position …

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The Crisis at Hand

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The Crisis at Hand

At a time when many investors have become antsy about the U.S. stock market, one thing we did not need was an aggressive military incursion in Europe. But that’s what we got, and as the Russian annexation of parts of Ukraine dominated the headlines, it is drowning out any positive news about the actual companies being traded. You are probably not hearing that earnings for companies in the S&P 500, in aggregate, rose 22% last quarter, or that overall economic growth in… Read More

What’s Going on in the Markets February 27, 2022

Since our last post on What’s Going on in the Markets on January 30, 2022, the market has seen a flurry of volatility trying to come to grips with higher than expected inflation, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the coming interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve. Our hearts go out to those suffering in Ukraine because of yet another unnecessary war. Since the beginning of the year, while the S&P 500 Index has seen a maximum decline of approximately 11% on a daily closing basis, the carnage under the surface in many stocks and sectors of the… Read More

Are You Really Diversified?

Sometimes we fool ourselves. Sometimes we think we’re doing the right thing, when in fact the result is that we’re not at all doing what we think we are. I’m talking about your investment diversification. Within your 401(k) you have certain options available for you to choose from: a large cap stock fund, a mid cap stock fund, an international stock fund, and a bond fund. Recalling an article you read somewhere… you know you need to split up your investments among many allocation options. So, wanting to do this diversification thing right, you split up your 401(k) contributions with… Read More

Marriage Advice from an Economist

The CNBC.com article “‘Yes, marry for money’: A Harvard economist shares the surprising financial benefits of marriage” offers surprising advice in this era when many people enter into marriage for romantic and person fulfillment. The article’s economic expert freely admits that he thinks the marriage is better than being in a long-term partnership and says, “Yes, bartering for love sounds heartless…But we humans have the capacity to fall in love with lots of people. And there’s no shame in targeting your swooning on someone who can provide you with a higher standard of living.” The article proposed that… Read More

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