Bond Investing… I’m not there yet but eventually I’ll need to move into fixed income*. What do I need to know? What books should I read? I was reading that bond index funds don’t work nearly as well as stock index funds. Is that true?
* or do I?
Deals: Do they really exist or do you mostly just get what you pay for?
Advice for getting ahead in the world featuring the accumulated wisdom of The Totebag?
Welcome to this week’s political thread!
Rhett has a question:
Matthew Yglesias recently tweeted 150 of his unpopular opinions. What are your unpopular opinions?
What are your investments: index funds, bonds, individual stocks, timber land, oil and gas leases, gold, diamonds, farm land, etc?
What percentage of your net worth do they represent?
The Danger In Index Funds
Describe your dream vacation.
What would you do with an extra (after tax) $2500 month?
Totebaggers have kids no longer in day care, kids aging out of the need for a nanny, some even graduating from college. Others are getting new jobs, promotions, etc. What are some of the things you’re doing or would like to do with these newly available funds?
Changes are likely that will allow deferred income annuities to be held in IRAs. Thoughts?
And a calculator.
When did you first notice you were getting old?
. . . and added by Rocky Mountain Stepmom:
Just for fun, this photo series shows how attitudes toward “old” have
changed a bit.
WHAT WE USED TO THINK OF AS ‘OLD’
Cordellia mentioned that her house has three water heaters because as a child she promised herself she’d never take a cold shower as an adult. I grew up in a house that was hot in the summer and freezing in the winter so I promised I’d always have powerful HVAC.
What are some of the things you’ve promised yourself as a child that you’ve achieved as an adult? What are some of the things you haven’t achieved?