It Doesn’t Cost Much More to Have a Retirement Plan That Lasts Forever


You are saving and investing to finance an old-age retirement. A very basic question you need to have an answer to is – How much do you need to save to be sure your retirement will be a comfortable one? We turn to The Retirement Risk Evaluator for the answer. The calculator tells us that, if your retirement begins […]

How Our Ideas on Stock Investing Got on the Wrong Track


I say controversial things about stock investing. Most people believe that following a Buy-and-Hold strategy is the way to go. I do not. Buy-and-Hold is rooted in the research of University of Chicago Economics Professor Eugene Fama. I advocate Valuation-Informed Indexing, the investing strategy rooted in the research of Yale Economics Professor Robert Shiller. Shiller’s ideas represent a […]

Is Buy-and-Hold a Liberal or a Conservative Idea?


Most people will react to the question I pose in the headline with puzzlement. Buy-and-Hold is an investing strategy. It has nothing to do with politics. It’s not liberal OR conservative. I don’t think that’s right. Buy-and-Hold is not, as is popularly believed, the product of disinterested research. It is the product of ideology. To […]