Why I Hate Buying Cars – And You Should Too!

Bottom line: Buying a depreciating asset that requires constant monetary support to utilize and maintain is a financial anchor. I am not going to argue that motor vehicle transportation isn’t convenient, or even necessary in some circumstances, but it certainly is a bad investment in most cases. As someone that focuses on the importance of cash flow, unless you have tens of thousands in credit card debt, having a car

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Why The Z-Score Is A Key Stock Selection Tool

During the financial crisis, there were a significant number of companies in serious financial trouble. Given the number of companies going out of business and the number of investors who lost huge amounts of their savings, I thought it would be prudent to introduce a downside risk metric to evaluate investments based on their likelihood of bankruptcy. What Is A Z Score? With all of the metrics, ratios and mathematical

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10 Commandments of Value Investing

Once in a while we (investors) need to be reminded of the concrete rules that have been proven successful by famous investors to make money in the market. The following are the 10 concrete rules for value investing. Low Price-to-Earnings (P/E) Multiples: Search out stocks trading at less than their historical average price-to-earnings multiples, which reduces the risk of overpaying for a security. Low Price-to-Cash-Flow Multiples: Look for companies trading

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How Do You Define Retirement?

Retirement Definition

One thing that becomes astoundingly obvious if you study personal finance with a goal of retiring early, is that there are a vast number of opinions on the definition of retirement. Isn’t the internet great! 🙂 This shouldn’t surprise us too much because, Personal Finance is, well… personal. There are those that wish to retire to an extravagant lifestyle with lots of international travel, fine wines and antiques and those

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