Month: February 2015

SORRY MOM AND DAD!

In a recent post  I reviewed JL Collins’ “Stock Series” and wrote: “I will make the bold statement at this point to say that if my own parents had given me the advice that Jim gave his daughter and we had followed it, we would already have comfortably achieved financial independence and be retired by now.” […]

DIY Investing Resource #2: The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

In my opinion, if you want to understand stock market investing and especially investing using mutual funds, then John Bogle’s The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns is the one book that you must read. This short, concise book has high information density with […]

DIY Investing Resource #1: JL Collins’ “Stock Series”

As we discussed over the last two posts, the biggest challenge that we faced in our financial lives was figuring out how to invest.  As promised, over the next few posts we are going to share and review a few very focused resources that we have found immensely helpful to educating ourselves on the topic of […]

DIY Investing: Laying the Foundation

Anyone who builds anything knows that you must build it upon a strong foundation for it to withstand the tests of time.  This is hardly a new and revolutionary concept.  Here is a very short biblical passage that addresses this: Matthew 7:24-27  New International Version (NIV) The Wise and Foolish Builders “Therefore everyone who hears […]