Category Archive: Andrew’s Money

Nov 22 2013

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Millionaire Teacher Sells $80,000 Of Stock Indexes

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U.S. and International stock markets are rising like muffins juiced on Lance Armstrong’s breakfast.  As a result, my bond allocation has slipped to just 37% of my portfolio’s total.  I’ve been buying nothing but bonds during the past few months with my personal savings, but to no avail.  Purchases from my salary aren’t realigning my …

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May 08 2013

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Millionaire Teacher Adds $20,000 to International Stock Index

Today was the first time I’ve invested money since March 17, 2013.  Looking at the money I regularly invest, the proceeds are clearly coming from far more than my (and my wife’s) salary.  Dividends (my brokerage doesn’t automatically reinvest them) earnings from my freelance articles and my book have juiced my invested deposits significantly.  But …

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Mar 17 2013

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Millionaire Teacher Buying $50,000 of Canadian Bond Index

I hate it when stock markets rise.  If you’re at least five years away from retirement, you should too.  If you’re 20 years away from financial freedom, pray for a market crash.  Keep your head when it happens, and you’ll thank yourself, many years from now, as you benefit from discounted stock market products.  The …

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Oct 28 2012

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Millionaire Teacher Invests $21,000 In U.S. Stock Index

 In my last post under the heading, Andrew’s Money, I explained why I was investing $20,000 in Canadian bonds at the beginning of September, 2012.  My purchase decisions, as always, are dependent on my portfolio goal allocation.  That might sound complicated, but it’s highly likely that my portfolio (and my investment decisions) are far less …

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Sep 02 2012

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Millionaire Teacher Adds $20,000 to Canadian Bond Index

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I’ve decided to show readers what I’m buying and when, hoping that it helps the average person understand how to think about stock and bond market movements. In May, 2012, I bought $120,000 worth of my Canadian short term government bond index.  I don’t try to forecast the direction of the stock markets, nor do …

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Aug 05 2012

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Millionaire Teacher Prepares To Buy

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I spend roughly an hour a year maintaining a seven figure investment portfolio.  I don’t need to read stock market news or catch the latest fad.  Sound investing is far simpler than many people think. If it’s exciting, or taking much more than an hour a year, you’re probably doing something wrong. On June 5, …

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Jun 05 2012

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Millionaire Teacher Adds $29,000 to International Index

Investing money between 1989 and 2000 was such a disappointment because the markets kept rising. I started my investing (1989) in the middle of history’s longest stock market rise and, in retrospect, I see how unfortunate that was.   I kept adding money to the markets, but the markets kept getting more and more expensive. Metaphorically, …

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May 05 2012

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Millionaire Teacher Spends $120,000 on Canadian Government Bonds

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Few people specifically know how well their portfolios have done over the past decade.  And most investors probably overstate their true profits.  I may be among the majority who doesn’t know his portfolio’s exact performance.  But I can make a decent guess. I’d peg it at roughly 11.6 percent per year, or 200 percent overall, …

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