This year, the value of a Bitcoin has passed the value of an ounce of gold and has left many people wondering which is better. I see two ways to address the question: Bitcoin vs. Gold as a currency and Bitcoin vs. Gold as an investment instrument. [Read more…]
Many people are counting on an 8% compound interest to get them to retirement. Where on earth did that number come from? Is it at all a reasonable expectation?
What is the Long-Term Return on the S&P 500?
Here is a graph of the January 1st values of the S&P 500 since inception (1871): [Read more…]
Whether you’re selling on Craigslist, Ebay, Etsy, in person, or through another medium being able to negotiate is key to getting your asking price. Here’s one simple tactic that I use that has helps me get asking price without blowing off the low ball offers. [Read more…]
Diving into other people’s research and discoveries is the best way to jump start your learning. You get the opportunity to learn in just a few days what others spend life-times researching and honing. Here are some books that have had an impact on my financial philosophy.
I have read all of these books and I highly recommend them: [Read more…]
In my quest to try out odd jobs to recommend on this blog, I came across one that I only thought existed in the olden days and in stories. Quality synthetic hair can be produced fairly cheaply and it will probably last longer than the real stuff, yet there are still bucks to be made in the human hair market. I made $200 minus shipping and probably could have charged much more. If you don’t believe me, check out this infographic. [Read more…]