How to Maintain the Ultimate Corporate Secret

September 25, 2012

I’ve always been impressed that Apple is able to keep their product specs (and new product launches) under wraps until the day of their choosing. That’s pretty impressive given the multitude of employees, consultants, contract manufacturers, third party carriers, ad agencies and all the other people that are aware of something big months, sometimes even […]

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My Roth IRA: Beating the Market and a Look Under the Hood

August 8, 2012

I don’t do individual stock reviews and such these days since I’ve taken more of a passive/low-fee approach over the years compared to active stock-picking (hence my other site ETF Base which is focused solely on ETF investing and strategies). Anyway, what I set out to do years ago was to pick a basket of […]

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Real Unemployment Rate Explained

July 11, 2012

You’ll often hear about a horrible jobs number and then get an update that the jobless rate hasn’t budged, or in some cases, actually improved.  How can this be?  Well, because the “official” government reported figure grossly underestimates those out of the workforce because it simply stops counting people in the denominator who have given […]

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MBA Monday – Really Cool Equation: Internal Rate of Return

March 11, 2012

I thought I’d start up the MBA Monday series again (NPV, Accounting, Investing and all sorts of other goodies) to bring you a really cool calculation you can do in excel that you may not have heard of. It’s called Internal Rate of Return. It’s important because it provides you with an investment return when the […]

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No Cost Refinance – A No-Lose Financial Move?

January 8, 2012

A no-cost refi is starting to make more sense to me now that I’ve read more about it, and I was especially surprised to see the number of no-cost refinance companies out there.  I’ve been contemplating a refi for some time now and had initially put it off due to the exorbitant fees involved in […]

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