What caught my eye this week. When I began investing in the early 2000s, the September 11th attacks still loomed large in investors’ minds. Of course, that shadow extended everywhere then. The West was at war in Afghanistan and soon Iraq. Terrorist plots exploded or were foiled with numbing regularity. It all hogged the news […]

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New Monevator readers often ask what’s the best way to track and manage their portfolios. Old hands may rock a custom spreadsheet. One that’s probably more sophisticated than the software aboard an Apollo spacecraft. However I’d happily recommend Morningstar’s Portfolio Manager. It’s a free online portfolio tracking tool that does the important things well. This […]

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This piece on how to save money on travel is by The Treasurer from Team Monevator. Check back every Monday for more fresh perspectives on personal finance and investing from the Team. Since joining the corporate world, I’ve spent less than I’ve earned. It comes naturally to me, as does a desire to save 30-50% of my […]

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This is my take on the important elements of a bond fund / ETF1 webpage. By running through the info that I pay careful attention to, my hope is that new investors will find it easier to understand bonds and to do due diligence on an asset class that many find confusing. If you’re doubtful […]

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