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Lending Club Update

I dipped my toe into peer to peer lending beginning in October. I've only invested $1000 in a taxable account at Lending Club, mostly as an experiment.  If I get serious about it, I'll eventually roll...

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GMO Real Return Forecasts

GMO Real Return Forecasts Jeremy Grantham's firm GMO makes a monthly "7-year Forecast" which has been reasonably accurate over the years.  It is primarily valuation based.  For example, here's the mos...

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Income Based Repayment

Income Based Repayment  Student Loans Series Part 2 As previously noted in my post on student loans, the financial situation for medical students is getting much worse.  There are a couple of bright s...

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Nigerian Letter Scams

Nigerian Letter Scams Most of you have heard of these scams and are smart enough to stay away from them.  But there are a few out there every year that fall for them.  Here's one that was sent to the...

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The CoffeeHouse Portfolio

The CoffeeHouse Portfolio This is another in my series of reviews on popular fixed asset allocation portfolios. Bill Schultheis is well known to many of you as the author of The Coffee House Investor,...

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The Permanent Portfolio

The Permanent Portfolio I'll be reviewing several different fixed asset allocation portfolios in the next few months, pointing out their pros and cons.  Each investor ought to develop his own asset al...

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