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The Benefits of a Balanced Portfolio

Balance is important in almost every area of life.  We should eat a balanced diet including food from every food group to ensure our bodies get proper nutrition.  We should balance the type of exercise we perform including strength training, cardio, and stretching.  Having a good work-life balance leads to improved productivity and happiness.  There should also be a balance in how we invest. To add balance as an investor means to invest in different asset […]

The Vanguard Star Fund (VGSTX)

Many of my friends know that I truly enjoy living a frugal life, investing, and working toward financial independence.  Most of my friends, however, do not share the same passion for personal finance the way that I do.  They all like what money provides, but they are more focused on other interests. Over the years, people have asked me to set up their work-sponsored 401K.  Others have asked for help setting up an IRA for them.  Some have even […]