Hidden Gems: A ‘Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits’ Book Summary

Updated 8/25/2023 I’ve been putting together some chapter summaries with key highlights for the book Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits by Phil Fisher.  It only makes sense for me to go through and highlight some of the key takeaways that I have had from reading and summarizing the book! 6 Key Takeaways 1- Create your […]

4 of the Best Value Investing Books Recommended by Top Investors

Updated 6/30/2023 So, you’ve reached the point in your investing career where you’re looking for the best value investing books out there for you to continue on your journey of expanding knowledge…congrats!  But come on – hasn’t anyone told you that books are old fashioned and boring?  I mean, they’re out of style just as […]

5 Debt Solutions for the Average Person that Don’t Cost Money

Somebody in debt is the last person who should be spending more money to try and get out of it. Having been there and done that, this post covers 5 great debt solutions to get out of debt that don’t cost a dime. Having debt is extremely costly. I honestly cannot think of something that is […]

Dividend Reinvestment Calculator to Plan Your Expected Returns (Excel)

One of the most powerful forces behind building wealth in the stock market comes from the compounding effects of reinvested dividends. As investors, it’s important to know what to expect from those returns when planning for the future. This post will introduce a simple dividend reinvestment calculator to estimate how much return to expect from […]

How Investing Early Changes Lives: Compelling Data

Everyone knows that investing early can dramatically change your future. But how much can it actually change? The answer is a lot. Click to jump to a section: Misconception About Investing I know a lot of people that don’t think they need to invest now. I frequently hear people say that they’re going to spend their 20s […]

A Flexible CAGR Formula Excel Tool for Planning Your Chaotic Life

Have you ever thought it’d be nice to have an Excel formula to calculate the CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) on your investments? After all, they move unpredictably rather than in a perfectly straight line. This post has a CAGR formula Excel spreadsheet to help investors plan their future—even when things don’t go exactly according […]

NEWSFLASH: Data Showing That It’s OK to Buy High, Sell Low

Would you rather buy low, sell high, or buy high, sell low? Obviously, we’d all like to buy low and sell high, but sometimes that desire makes us believe that doing the opposite is so wrong. Well, today, let’s debunk that idea using real data from the S&P 500. I think you’ll find this very […]

Optimizing Home Savings with the Right Down Payment Options

Have you started your home savings account and aren’t sure what to do with the funds? Do you feel like you’re not doing enough with that down payment fund and wonder what move is best? With the current market, a down payment can be as much as a year’s salary. This post is a story […]

The Dave Ramsey Plan (Snowball) vs. the Debt Avalanche Method

For people trying to take control of their money and get out of debt, the Dave Ramsey plan is a very popular way to finally get results with your personal finances. There are debates on whether the Debt Snowball method, made popular by Dave Ramsey, is the best way to do it. This post will […]

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