3 of My Favorite Stockpile Features

It’s no secret, I love Stockpile. It’s my favorite new company/app that’s tak­ing on the old-school world of invest­ing. I use Stockpile. I use Stockpile for my kids. I use Stockpile to help peo­ple who read my free email course, Money Making Money, to get start­ed invest­ing. I’ve writ­ten a review of Stockpile in the […]

Apple for retirement portfolios

Apple has a ton of cash and CEO Tim Cook has explicitly said he wants to raise the dividend each year.

Regardless of what you think about Apple prod­ucts, Apple the com­pa­ny is worth a look at for your port­fo­lio. Especially your retire­ment port­fo­lio. Apple has a lot of mon­ey in the bank (and the cur­rent tax plan favors their return­ing it to the US) and has been rais­ing it’s div­i­dend year­ly for a few years. CEO […]

Curious about why stocks go down on good news (or up on bad)

Answer: Investing is not science, sometimes expectations are priced in so the news itself doesn't matter in the way you think.

I think it’s help­ful to invest in a com­pa­ny you know, pri­mar­i­ly because when you are inter­est­ed in your invest­ments you’ll learn more about them. I also believe that you’ll learn more about how the mar­ket works, because you’ll be more curi­ous. Have you ever seen a com­pa­ny release good news (or announce good earn­ings) […]

What’s stopping you from investing?

Stockpile tweet­ed a quote from my Stockpile review the oth­er day that got me to ask myself a sim­ple ques­tion about invest­ing. I want you to ask your­self this same ques­tion, but first the tweet: “I think their low min­i­mums & the diver­si­ty of stocks are great, ppl real­ly don’t have an excuse not to […]

Dollar Cost Averaging: What is it good for?

Dollar cost averaging provides an advantage for lowering your investing costs over time, which are best used to reinforce a healthy wealth building habit rather than to determine when to invest a lump sum.

Even the phrase “dol­lar cost aver­ag­ing” should put most peo­ple to sleep. Yet, here it is. Dollar cost aver­ag­ing is an invest­ing “strat­e­gy” that basi­cal­ly says, if you invest the same amount reg­u­lar­ly over time, some­times you buy high and oth­er times low­er. Because you’re invest­ing the same amount of mon­ey each time, when prices are […]

Why don’t people invest?

People don't invest because it usually doesn't feel good. When was the last time you participated in something you don't understand, in spite of it not feeling good?

Pause. Clear pre­con­cep­tions. Then ask the void… why don’t peo­ple invest? Let’s even nar­row the audi­ence of peo­ple. People who are edu­cat­ed, with a job, and with some mon­ey to invest. Yet still, why don’t they invest? Many com­pa­nies have a lot of mon­ey rid­ing on the answer to this ques­tion. Their answers… more tech­nol­o­gy. More access. More […]

Investing in Airlines

You may not be investing in an airplane company

I’m fas­ci­nat­ed by indi­vid­ual investors who think they can beat the mar­ket. Who think they can do research with spe­cial insight, beyond what the pro­fes­sion­als can do. How many peo­ple who invest in air­lines real­ize that most of the mon­ey they make comes from the points they sell? This is a great exam­ple of how […]

Airline Investments

Your Investing Edge

Everyone's looking for an edge. Few are able to stomach the price. Those that do, reap the rewards.

Let’s pre­tend for a moment that the infor­ma­tion in my book is tru­ly dif­fer­en­ti­at­ing. A way to invest and win all the time. Why can’t peo­ple stick with it? Reading this arti­cle on black­jack card count­ing titled ’sur­viv­ing the con­tin­u­ous chain of dis­ap­point­ments’ helps under­stand why. The key to Thorp’s sys­tem was the abil­i­ty to […]