Category: Andrew’s Money

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Millionaire Teacher Sells $80,000 Of Stock Indexes

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...

Millionaire Teacher Adds $20,000 to International Stock Index 74

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)...

Millionaire Teacher Buying $50,000 of Canadian Bond Index 58

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...

Millionaire Teacher Invests $21,000 In U.S. Stock Index 50

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...

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Millionaire Teacher Prepares To Buy

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...

Millionaire Teacher Adds $29,000 to International Index 76

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...

Millionaire Teacher’s Money Moves 20

Millionaire Teacher’s Money Moves

The world’s stock market index and the S&P 500 have gained roughly 5% during the past three months, to April 18, 2012. Depending on your age, and your response to the gain, I can tell whether or not you’re an...

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Investing Is Simple, But Not Easy

Warren Buffett has said that “investing is simple, but not easy.” In my bestselling book Millionaire Teacher, I explain the effectiveness of simple investing.  And I want to continue that theme by discussing my own money.    I own just...

The Power of Rebalancing During a Volatile Market 19

The Power of Rebalancing During a Volatile Market

There’s no doubt that the past decade has seen some volatile stock markets.  And some people (understandably) find that frightening. But if you create a diversified account of stocks and bonds (or stock and bond indexes) and if you rebalance...

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Millionaire Teacher Sells $50,000 of bonds

OK, I’ll admit it.  That might not be the most striking headline in the world. But I’ve decided to sell some of my bonds to add more money to my stock indexes. I typically do this to rebalance my account....