Category Archives: Investing

Buying A Second Home

The Chicago Tribune says: Most second-home buyers have time on their sides, even more so in this buyer’s market, says Margaret S. Canfield, an agent with Keefe Real Estate in Lake Geneva, Wis. Renting for a couple seasons is one … Continue reading

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Choosing Your Retirement Home

Jean Chatzky writes: Retirement is, in many ways, a double-edged sword. It’s a time we’ll finally have the ability to pursue long-dormant passions, whether that means starting a new business, traveling or simply spending time with family. “Your money has … Continue reading

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Buying a Second Home: Income, Getaway or Retirement

From amazon.com: Midwest Book Review says: The purchase of a second home for use as an income property, for vacation getaways, for retirement, is becoming more and more popular and no longer relegated to the upper income wealthy. Indeed, in … Continue reading

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RVW Investing: Building A Rip Van Winkle Portfolio

By Selwyn Gerber of RVWInvesting: Chapter 15: BUILDING A RIP VAN WINKLE PORTFOLIO: A RADICALLY SIMPLE APPROACH TO LONG TERM WEALTH   For those lucky investors who recognize the wisdom on Rip Van Winkle’s investment style, superior returns can be … Continue reading

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RVW Investing: Dollar Cost Averaging

By Selwyn Gerber of RVWInvesting: Chapter 14: DOLLAR COST AVERAGING   It is important to have a plan for a gradual entry into the market, and an exit approach designed to meet your life needs while accepting the fact that … Continue reading

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RVW Investing: Hedge Funds

By Selwyn Gerber of RVWInvesting: Chapter 13: THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY OF HEDGE FUND INVESTING   "Investing in a hedge fund is the ultimate act of blind faith and groundless optimism" – Rip Van Winkle’s Wisdom   Lifting the … Continue reading

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RVW Investing: The Five Year Laddered Bond Portfolio

By Selwyn Gerber of RVWInvesting: Chapter 12: THE 5 YEAR LADDERED BOND PORTFOLIO   Bonds come in many flavors: taxable or tax free; Treasury; junk; and many others. For affluent investors, holding individual bonds is usually preferable to bond funds. … Continue reading

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RVW Investing: The Role of Bonds

By Selwyn Gerber of RVWInvesting: Chapter 11: THE ROLE OF BONDS IN A PORTFOLIO   Bonds have their place in most portfolios. By behaving exactly the opposite way that stocks do, bonds deliver predictability of income and principal repayment. As … Continue reading

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RVW Investing: Understanding Investor Behavior

By Selwyn Gerber of RVWInvesting: Chapter 10: UNDERSTANDING INVESTOR BEHAVIOR or Why Your First Response is Likely the Wrong Investment Decision   Investors respond in “predictably irrational” ways to many situations. These self-sabotaging behaviors can be avoided if you know … Continue reading

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RVW Investing: Diversification

By Selwyn Gerber of RVWInvesting: Chapter 9: DIVERSIFICATION: THE KEY TO MANAGING RISK   Successful investors have a variety of investments in their portfolios, which can include ETFs based upon international and domestic stocks with varying styles. The well diversified … Continue reading

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