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Buying Bitcoins in America

November 29, 2013

So, I bought a bitcoin. When I saw that Congress was discussing digital currencies and new bitcoin price records were getting daily mentions on CNBC and other mainstream outlets, I decided it was time to take a ride (purely speculation, not an “investment”). It’s not a simple process, especially in America, so I’ll walk you […]

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Dollar Cost Averaging: Actual Results From the Past 10 Years

January 29, 2013

Dollar cost averaging is one of the most popular and basic investing tips out there when it comes to basic theory and practice.  There are many positives, and a few negatives worth considering if you’re going to dollar cost average your investments rather than use a different method.  To put the real results into perspective […]

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Net Worth Analysis for 2012: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

January 8, 2013

I was reminded by a few different blogging buddies when doing their recaps of 2012 to look at my own Net Worth for 2012.  Everyone seems to calculate their net worth differently (if at all).  These days, a lot of people are switching over to a free service from Personal Capital to keep everything in […]

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This is the Only Stock I’ve Bought in Months. And It’s a BEAST

January 2, 2013

I haven’t been a very active “trader” in the past few years; I’ve started to focus more on low cost investing (if you’re looking to save money on trading costs and get a $100 bonus to boot, OptionsHouse is the way to go-use link for promo code), the occasional market inefficiency trade (pairs trades, hedging […]

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Portfolio Update – I Tripled the S&P500 – Again!

July 20, 2011

Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve shared a portfolio update.  Since last update was in October (all portfolio updates here), it’s only fair to compare the performance of my holdings at that time from October to present versus the S&P500. So, if you held the same shares I did since last update (and […]

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Darwin’s 2011 Goals – Gonna Crush It!

January 4, 2011

I’m pretty pumped about 2011.  I had the best blogging year ever in 2010 (my accomplishments vs goals), my investments have performed spectacularly (my portfolio), I contributed a healthy amount to our kids’ 529 plans, I’m firing on all cylinders at work and our family’s having a blast.  But I also made some mistakes and […]

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