Why Do More People Invest In Actively Managed Funds vs Passive Index Funds?

If passive index funds are the way to go, then why does anyone invest in actively managed funds at all? That was the question I received when I was trying to help someone pick some mutual funds for their 401(k) plan.  It’s definitely a good one to ask! Over the years, a seemingly growing number of academics and financial bloggers have really been showing their love for investing with … [Read more...]

My Cancer Update – 8 Weeks Later

I wanted to give everyone a quick update on my health and how things are going. In case you didn’t know, I found out in January that I have cancer – specifically Type II Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. As you can probably guess that came as a HUGE shock to me to because I’m an otherwise pretty young, healthy guy. However, as I’ve learned, cancer doesn’t discriminate its victims.   And so now this is … [Read more...]

14 Reasons Why Writing an eBook Will Be My Next Make-Money Project

It’s time to let the cat out of the bag!  For a while now I’ve been hinting that my next big extra income project will be to officially release an eBook. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time.  Quite frankly I’m way overdue and should have tried it a long time ago.  As a matter of fact making money writing eBooks was on the table as one of my next projects as far back as this … [Read more...]

Where to Park Your Rainy Day Savings for Growth Without Much Risk

We all know that part of a good, healthy financial well-being is to have a decent sized chunk of money set aside in your emergency fund or rainy day savings fund as some people call it. Some advisers tell us it can start off with as little as $1,000 (I believe that one is a Dave Ramsey thing).  More commonly I see suggestions to have as much as 3 months, 6 months, even 12 months worth of living … [Read more...]

What Habits Are On Your Morning Routine Checklist?

Usually I don’t tend to buy into headlines like “how to be more productive” or “how to improve your efficiency”, but recently I was pleasantly surprised by something I heard. One of the latest Pat Flynn Smart Passive Income podcast episodes was a whole thing about his daily habits and morning routine.  Normally I tend to gravitate more towards his bits about blogging and entrepreneurism.  But with … [Read more...]

Niche Website Income Report 28 – $975 for March 2015

Thanks and welcome to the monthly progress and income report for my niche website business! Every month I like to share with you how things are going with website developments, challenges I’ve ran into, and cool new tricks I’ve discovered.  It’s all part of being an online entrepreneur and seeing if we can create something from nothing into a constant sustainable business. Right off the bat I’ll … [Read more...]

How a Good Asset Allocation Model Can Impact Your Financial Future

Assets allocation is just not one of those topics that most people find particularly sexy.  Usually it’s the sort of thing that gets about as much attention as the instruction manual to your Blu-ray player. But as you’ll see below, it’s one of those parts of investing that you simply can’t ignore – largely because it can have a MAJOR effect on your finances and how long they ultimately last. The … [Read more...]

Get Ready to SAVE BETTER! With My First eBook

Did you know that if you had started out your career maximizing your 401k every year, there’s a very distinct possibility that you would retire by age 62 with over $7 million dollars? Did you know that by saving your money in an IRA or 401k you’re actually saving as much as $509,774 over 30 years in compounded returns from NOT letting $4,500 slip away to taxes each year? Or, how about that a … [Read more...]

14 Week Cancer Update and My Thoughts on Dying

I just wanted to give everyone another quick update on my fight with cancer.  Things have been going fairly well so far, although I’m starting to feel more of the cumulative effects of chemo.  This past week was somewhat of a milestone for me – I’m officially halfway through my treatments!  Within the next few weeks I’m scheduled for a PET scan where they will be able to tell just how much my … [Read more...]

Is the Conventional System to Create Wealth Rigged?

{}I’ve got a confession for all of you: I’m getting impatient! It was approximately 10 years ago that I first learned what a 401k was (I had never even heard of one before) and began my first steps towards saving for retirement. Like many of The post Is the Conventional System to Create Wealth Rigged? appeared first on My Money Design. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my … [Read more...]

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