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Sep 042015
 

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to get stock tips or have investing ideas delivered to your email. I’m also on The Twitter.Thanks for visiting!Tweet Because hey, the last time I did one of these was when the Lindbergh baby was a thing. Let me open up this bloggening by telling y’all about my new chair. Oh sweet Jesus, this chair is the greatest thing since God invented pillows. And not just sweater pillows either. Like a maroon, I thought I’d be good with using a hand-me-down Read More […]

Sep 022015
 

Tweet Last week, in one of my never-ending attempts to beat the market without trying, I presented y’all with a simple sector rotation approach. Each year, you’d automatically buy the sector that did the worst, punting it out at the end of the year for that year’s worst performing sector. Long story short, it didn’t work, at least over the last decade. The Canadian version of the test was killed in the last couple of years when it went all-in on gold during the worst possible time, actually finishing negative Read More […]

Aug 312015
 

Tweet In the world of personal finances, retirement savings, and sexy fun times, there’s a common refrain out there. You better save your ass off when you’re young, or else you’ll only have 14 nickels to rub together once you hit retirement age. You’ll be so concerned about cash that you’ll barely be able to enjoy your lightly salted meat and non-threatening television programming. Oh look Mildred! Matlock is on. I’m not going to deny running out of money is a very legitimate retirement threat, because of course it is. Read More […]

Aug 282015
 

Tweet Here at the ol’ FU machine, we’re big fans of passive income. And by we, I really mean me and my 14 imaginary friends. One went back in time to kill Hitler. His name is, ironically, Adolf. There are quite a few ways you can generate a stream of passive income. Probably the most popular is to buy a stream of steady dividend payers, preferably stocks that raise said dividend each year. I’ve already said my piece against that a million times so I’ll just say this. I would Read More […]

Aug 262015
 

Tweet HELLO, STOCK VOLATILITY. Over the last couple of days, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has been more up and down than your average neighborhood crackhead. All sorts of things have been blamed for the volatility, from China’s hilariously inept efforts to deal with the implosion of stock markets there, to all the high frequency traders that sell everything immediately once some algorithm kicks in. But really, it’s God’s fault. He simply doesn’t want you to be rich. He’s seen what you do under the covers, and does not approve. Anyhoo, Read More […]

Aug 242015
 

Tweet Here at the ol’ FU machine (which is capable of love and hate, FYI), we like to do little experiments. There was that time I tried to figure out if you could blindly pick the worst performing dividend aristocrats and outperform the market, and then there was that time I told y’all to just stop buying train tickets, which are totally similar enough to mention in the same sentence. So yeah, Einstein, I think I know a thing or two about experiments. Don’t you have a baby to make Read More […]

Aug 212015
 

Tweet Last week, I interviewed Donald Trump, and the week before I interviewed Kevin O’Leary. In the finale of the interview series, I sat down with Generic Debt Blogger, who has a (mostly) neglected Twitter account, and once did a guest post here at Financial Uproar.   Nelson: Generic Debt Blogger, thanks for joining us on the interview series. Do you have an actual name, or should I call you GDB? GDB: My name is Madison. Or Piper. Or Lena. Think of the most derivative name you remember from college, and I Read More […]

Aug 192015
 

Tweet If you’ve been paying attention to the world of personal finance on the interwebz, you’ve probably heard a thing or two about robo-advisors, which are, depending on your perspective, either the greatest thing since flush toilets or the actual literal spawn from Satan’s seed. First, let’s take a look at what the hell a robo-advisor is, and then we’ll talk about whether they’re all that or not. Well, I’ll talk. You’ll do that thing where you listen, but with your eyes. What’s a robo-advisor? Ever since the days of Read More […]

Aug 172015
 

Tweet You’d think this would be common sense, but I see so many people who are constantly screwing this up. If you talk to any financial advisor, most PF bloggers, or the bottom of my shoe, they’ll all tell you the same thing. As you get older, you should become more conservative in your investments. Most will recommend you take your age and subtract it by 100 or 110 to get the proper bond allocation. If you’re 55, then you’re looking at being between 45 and 55% in bonds. If Read More […]

Aug 142015
 

Tweet Last week, I treated y’all to an interview with one of the most polarizing figures in the finance community, Kevin O’Leary. And before that, I interviewed the most legendary investor of all time, Warren Buffett. Continuing the interview series is Donald Trump, infamous real estate developer, star of The Apprentice on NBC, and current Republican presidential candidate. Nelson: Donald, thanks for taking the time today. How’s life on the campaign trail? Donald: Nelson, do you know how exhausting it is to blame the Mexicans for absolutely everything? It’s so tiring Read More […]