Does Wall Street have anything to offer people who are worried about inflation and a loss in the dollar’s value? The answer is yes—for investors who can afford to leave part of their portfolio alone for ten years or so. … Continue reading →
Jeremy Grantham recently suggested investors should figure on leaving any money invested in commodities alone for ten years. He suspects prices will drop in the interim. But he thinks people would do well to stay with commodities if they can afford a … Continue reading →
This article was published in the Almanac in November 2008. Three years later, we cannot say that the “hurricane” has passed. After the last few weeks, it is clear that those who crave excitement can get their fill by investing … Continue reading →
This article from 2008 illustrates one factor to consider in investing for the future, and why just keeping money in a savings account may not be sufficient. The value of our money has dropped since 2008, as politicians spend money … Continue reading →
To take advantage of coupons, consider writing your grocery lists on envelopes. Junk mail envelopes will work. If you have coupons for anything on the list, put them in the envelope.
Driving habits can have a big effect on gas mileage and car repair bills. Let the car idle for about one minute after starting it, especially in cold weather. If traffic permits, practice taking your foot off the gas pedal … Continue reading →
Fees for checking accounts may seem like a small expense, but why not save if you can? Most banks waive fees on checking accounts if you always keep a certain amount in the account. That minimum balance can vary from … Continue reading →