Posts by Keith Schroeder

Buying Stock at a Discount

  The easiest way to invest in equities is with a mutual fund. The surest way to match market performance is to use index funds. Then there are times we get the urge to do things the hard way. Of all investment classes the broad market has performed best. The stock market, for all its…

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How to Buy an Individual Stock (If You Must)

Good fortune has struck the Accountant household again. Cash has piled up while the retirement accounts are maxed out. Significant funds were added to the non-qualified index funds and there is still cash waiting for investment. I’m generally uncomfortable with too much uninvested cash. Never one to time the market (not that I haven’t tried,…

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Your Share of Passive Income

The biggest risk most people have when it come to building wealth is putting all their eggs in one basket. Having one full-time job supplying you with 100% of your income means you are either doing well or in a crisis. Wealthy people and large corporations have multiple streams of income and continually work to…

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Camp Accountant

Over the last few weeks and months I’ve added secret messages in plain view on this blog. The easiest cipher (I thought) was on the Where Am I page. Over the last few months nobody said a word. When I finally added the easier cipher on the Where Am I page only one person contacted…

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Reading Vacation

Remember awhile back when I said I was taking November off? It’s not going well. My first day back from a conference and people were lined up for my attention. And, of course, everything’s a crisis. Do people think I’m a machine without a need for rest? My intentions were never to completely bow out…

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Real Estate versus Index Funds

As you work toward financial independence the question pops into your head: Which investment is best to get me there?  Index funds usually, or at least should, top the list. Real estate is not far behind. People wrongly believe real estate is a better investment vehicle than a broad basket of stocks. The first fallacy…

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The Happiest Place on Earth

The Gallup World Poll publishes a report on their findings involving the happiest people on Earth every year. This year National Geographic magazine has an article in their November issue discussing the results, written by Dan Buettner, author of Blue Zones of Happiness. Certain nations top the list every year. Costa Rica, Denmark and Singapore…

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