I don’t know about you, but I have held some of our money for retirement in the GLD fund, or SPIDER gold ETF, which indexes the commodity price of the gold and aims to mirror it. It’s one of the most liquid and easy ways to “own” gold without physically owning it.
I’m pretty [...]
After I read some very compelling arguments in the case for and against gold and silver as an alternative to fiat money investment (fiat money is paper, or created money with no real intrinsic value since it’s just dime a dozen paper).
The conclusion I came overwhelmingly to was that our nation is indeed [...]
I don’t know about you, but I for one still do not see a pretty picture when I look at the US economy, most people’s financial situations, home prices and everything else that goes into determining a healthy (genuinely healthy, not propped up) economy. Why then, is the stock market breaching levels never seen [...]
I’ll admit, I never gave much thought to the differences and how they would affect me when it came to the difference between a Roth IRA and a traditional 401k which uses before-tax money to be invested.
I gave it some thought when I was making much more money in my other sideline businesses [...]
Two of the most well-known financiers and billionaires in the world have recently disclosed in SEC filings that they have really piled up on the golden shiny commodity of gold, mostly by way of GLD, which is the Spider Gold Fund. The fund is what is called an “ETF” or Exchange Traded Fund that [...]
It is a very hot, debated and controversial topic, but I’ve delved into it a little before and I figured now was a good time to get into my own personal outlook on the issue again because I feel like we’re at a pivotal point in our economy where we are starting to see [...]
I’ve talked from time to time about my investments. I have told you that I prefer to invest in single stocks and ETF’s in my own 401k account, so my husband and myself do the self directed option in our respective accounts so that we don’t have to rely on the stock market as [...]
I don’t know why, but I’ve been a complete meiser with money lately. Well, I sort of know why – business hasn’t been as good as usual. But yet I find myself holding back money even on necessities.
I won’t even let myself think of going on a fun shopping trip or buying something [...]
Gold has been all the talk lately when it comes to where to put your money as a “safe haven” against all the craziness that’s going on in the economy today. But some, including myself, are hesitant to put significant sums of money into an investment that seems so arbitrary, and has little inherent [...]