Photo by tonynetone In Part VI of this series we looked at some portfolio ideas to build and keep your wealth. Last time, in The Smoother Path to Wealth, we did much the same and we discussed the concept of Asset Allocation a bit as well. In keeping with the overall financial theme of the blog, we strive to… [Continue Reading]
Archives for September 2012
The Smoother Path to Wealth
Update by JL: It’s fun for me, and I hope for you too, to read these posts from a decade ago. Mostly it shows how well the principles in them stand the test of time. But some minor things change or make me reconsider. There are two in this one. First, the money market… [Continue Reading]
Case Study #I: Putting the Simple Path to Wealth into Action
Update by JL’s Team This year is the 12th anniversary of the blog, and to celebrate we’re highlighting some of the most loved posts of all time. If you’re just beginning your journey to financial independence, or if you’re 20 years in, this one is a must read. In it JL lays out the fundamentals… [Continue Reading]
Tales of Bolivia: Calle de las Brujas
Charming Sitting on my desk as I type is a small glass vial. It is sealed with a metal cap and is filled with a clear liquid I presume to be water. What appears to be a small gold chain runs around the bottom. Filling the vial are tightly packed objects, perhaps bits of cloth,… [Continue Reading]
Stocks — Part X: What if Vanguard gets Nuked?
You don’t have to read very far into this blog to know I am a strong proponent of investing in Vanguard index funds. Indeed, you’ll find this in the Manifesto: Vanguard. End of story. Understandably, this raises some questions. Today let’s look at the four most common: 1. What makes Vanguard so special? When Jack Bogle founded… [Continue Reading]
Travels in South America: It was the best of times….
This is where we went If you find Lima on the map, that’s where our journey began. From there we flew to Cusco for the excursion to Machu Picchu. Travel by bus then took us to Puno on Lake Titicaca and the Altiplano; Copacabana, La Paz and Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia; San Pedro de Atacama… [Continue Reading]