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The New MyRa - From the Department of Bad Retirement Ideas

The New MyRa – From the Department of Bad Retirement Ideas

By The Banker | Investing, Personal Finance, Taxes

The federal government – following an idea proposed during Obama’s January 2014 State of the Union address – will role out a new simplified IRA plan later this year, designed as a starter retirement account, known by the catchy name MyRA. Geared to lower- and middle-income earners, the accounts will have the following features: 1. Automatic deduction [&hellip

Ask an Ex-Banker: Estimating Monthly Savings to Meet College Costs

Ask an Ex-Banker: Estimating Monthly Savings to Meet College Costs

By The Banker | Ask an Ex-Banker, Blog Posts, Investing, Personal Finance

This “Ask an Ex-Banker” question came from reader Todd R.  In response to earlier posts about the cost of college education, he wanted to calculate the following: “If a family was sending their child to college this fall, AND they were fully able to pay cash (from an educational tax deferred plan) what would their [&hellip

Guest Post: Lars Kroijer on How Agnosticism Over Edge Can Earn You 7 Porsches

Guest Post: Lars Kroijer on How Agnosticism Over Edge Can Earn You 7 Porsches

By Lars Kroijer | Blog Posts, How Not To Invest, Investing, Personal Finance, Wall Street

Editor’s Note: Author and recovering hedge funder Lars Kroijer provided this guest-post, making the case that most of us would be better off acknowledging we do not have an edge over markets.  Most of us can’t consistently “beat the market,” but many of us pay a lot in fees to try. Please also see related [&hellip

Interview: Lars Kroijer (Part II) - On Having An Edge In The Markets

Interview: Lars Kroijer (Part II) – On Having An Edge In The Markets

By The Banker | Audio Posts, How Not To Invest, Investing, Personal Finance, Wall Street

Please see earlier podcast Interview with Lars Kroijer Part I – on the importance of Global Diversification And my earlier book review of Lars Kroijer’s Investing Demystified. In this discussion with author Lars Kroijer we talk about the main assumption of his book Investing Demystified – which I happen to completely endorse – which is that [&hellip

Interview: Author Lars Kroijer (Part I) - on Global Diversification

Interview: Author Lars Kroijer (Part I) – on Global Diversification

By The Banker | Audio Posts, Investing, Wall Street

In the first section of this interview with author Lars Kroijer we talk about his idea, from the book Investing Demystified, that we should all seek portfolio exposure to the broadest segment of global equities – essentially all 95 stock markets in the world.  In the second part of this interview we talk about the [&hellip