401k vs Taxable Accounts – The Retirement Showdown

Well that was suitably dramatic. I made this video that walks through an analysis I did that compares investing through a 401k and investing through a taxable brokerage account. You always hear that you should max out your tax deferred accounts before doing anything else. But is that always true? Check out the spreadsheet for […]

Why Demographic Trends Matter for Investments

I came across a short article on the Washington Post today that maps out the net migration patterns between states in the US and shows us this map: And opportunity to talk about the importance of demographic trends when picking investments. If we look at the map, we see that some of the most attractive […]

What are the Risks of Buying Dividend Paying Stocks?

I got another question about dividend paying stocks on quora: https://www.quora.com/Why-wouldnt-I-buy-dividend-paying-stocks-Are-there-risks Why wouldn’t I buy dividend paying stocks? Are there risks? So I took a minute this morning and recorded a video showing what kind of risks, you need to look out for. There are many steps that have to occur in order for you […]

Is Dividend Investing Worth It?

So I was browsing reddit and come across this thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/investing/comments/3ot2yl/i_know_dividend_investing_isnt_all_that_popular/ and it got me thinking. The poster says this: 2) Where are the problems with investing money in moderate-paying low-expense dividend ETFs? I’m having a tough time finding much information on income investing in general, and dividend ETFs seem to be a bit of […]

The Fed and the Foreign Markets Trap

  So the Fed decided to leave rates unchanged, which did not surprise me at all. See my last post about it in early September where I said they wouldn’t. The fundamental problem that The Fed faces now is that the markets, especially foreign markets are going to front-run any expected rate hike. So markets […]