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Lessons From the Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived

Fun article here: Learning From the Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived http://economyandmarkets.com/markets/investing/charles-sizemore-learning-greatest-hitter-ever-lived/ $STUDY — Charles Sizemore (@CharlesSizemore) May. 4 at 03:54 PM This article…

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A Grumpy Old Man’s Guide to 401k Investing

Perhaps I’ve been spending too much time with my young kids, but I’ve gotten to be quite good at wagging my finger and speaking in a stern, fatherly voice. I love my kids dearly, but at times the rascals need a little discipline. And chances are, when it comes to making full use of your […]

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How to Make a 9.4% Yield in Today’s Market

Earlier this month, I wrote that tax-free closed-end bond funds were ripe for the picking, and this is still the case today. In my income-driven newsletter Peak Income, we currently have three open recommendations yielding a fat, tax-free 6%. But, as nice as tax-free income can be, the world of closed-end funds (“CEFs”) is much […]

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Closed-End Bond Funds are Ripe for the Picking

You really can’t beat getting a dollar for 90 cents. Unless, of course, you manage to find one for 85 cents. While deals like that really shouldn’t exist in the real world, they’re actually pretty common in the closed-end fund (CEF) space. And today, some of the best bargains are to be found among the […]

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Life’s Too Short to Fight in a Walmart Parking Lot at 3:00 in the Morning

I like saving money. A lot. In fact, I’m a cheapskate and actually take pride in my stinginess. But you won’t see me fighting the crowds on Black Friday. Not going to happen. Life is far too short to explore the depths of human misery that I see on display the Friday after Thanksgiving every […]

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My Housekeeper Has a Nicer Car Than Me

My housekeeper has a nicer car than me. Now, granted, 75% of America probably has a nicer car than me. I’m driving a car that, while only four years’ old, looks like it’s going on 20 because my kids have utterly destroyed it. The entire backseat looks like a Jackson Pollack painting of assorted stains […]

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You Don’t Want To Beg Your Kids For Money

  I walked to work today. Granted, the weather was nice and it was only about a mile and a half, so it wasn’t any major accomplishment. But for someone whose physical exercise over the past decade has mostly consisted of lifting the TV remote, it was a significant improvement from my routine. So, you […]

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