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In liu of recent events I thought I’d share my take on the faltering US economy: $700 Billion Bailout – Great The government is bailing us out. Yes, even you small business owners who are complaining you didn’t get a $700 billion rescue package. You see, when the big banks can lend it lets you […]


Lets face it, the market sucks right now. Chances are some of your stocks/funds are doing really bad. It happens. You can either: A. Wait and hold on for the ride B. Sell at a loss (zomg!) and let Uncle Sam help you out Today we will discuss option B, technically known as tax loss […]


This graph pretty much sums up the behavior of 90% of investors. Select a proper asset allocation, buy and hold. It’s that simple. Leave the I should’ve, could’ve, and would’ve to the sheep.


I’ve blogged about tracking my portfolio in Cake. I took a look at my performance this morning and bench marked the Fratboy Portfolio against the S&P500 and the Cakedex, an index of all Cake investors. Check out the results: Fratboy Investor’s Portfolio: -8% S&P500: -12% Cakedex: -16% What Does This Tell Me? The market is […]


This past weekend we experienced the second coming of the Jesus phone. The blogging community likes to point out that the overall cost of the iPhone over 2 years is something around $2,000. While that is true it is hardly any different from paying those fee’s with any smartphone, be it Windows Mobile, Blackberry or […]


Wells Fargo Checking – basically is a pool of money to pay off my credit card bills. I only keep as much as I need to make my monthly payments with a couple hundred dollars for cushion. I have budgeted 1/3 of my paycheck for expenses. Wells Fargo Savings – just a backup for my […]


If you are an investor you should know who Warren Buffett is. Shame on you if you don’t know about him. For those of you who don’t know, I suggest wikipedia’ing him. If you want throw $100 bills in the air and not care (see photo above), you must be Warren Buffett. Words of Wisdom […]


I understand that while in college, or just starting out that initially investing is not a priority. We’ve got to pay rent, buy food, make car payments, etc etc and by the end of the month there is little money or no money left over. That is why I recommend coming up with a budget […]


It is a great time for young investors. The smell of a recession…ahh. You might think I’m doped up or plain out of my mind, but listen. Sure gas prices are at an all time high, the cost of milk could’ve bought you a really cheap haircut, and interest rates flat out suck. Recessions are […]