Understanding Options (part 2) – Buying Puts And Calls

Last week I discussed the basics of options in my post Options Are Complicated For A Reason. I listed the most important terms and displayed an option matrix that explains the basic concepts of calls and puts in a visual manner. Now that you understand some of the core concepts of options, it’s time for […]

Infographic Of The Day – Who Is “Financially Competent?”

Infographics are a fantastic way to learn for those that prefer a visual representation of subject matter.  Once a week, I will feature an infographic that details a basic financial concept with stunning clarity.  As a blog dedicated to financial education and the elimination of financial illiteracy, I figured I’d start with an inforgraphic that […]

Don’t Pay Full Price For Anything

No one should pay full price for anything these days. There are so many opportunities to save money on items ranging from real estate to dinner. I’ve used Excel to keep track of my monthly expenses for the last several years and recently, I noticed that I receive some kind of discount on every single […]

Understanding Options (part 1) – Options Are Complicated For A Reason

Anybody who’s ever taken a look at options is well aware that, at first glance they appear to very complicated. Terms like calls, puts, derivatives, strangles, LEAPS and others, all seem to confuse the average investor. Why not use terms like ‘buy option’, ‘sell option’, etc.? This is part one of a multipart series in which […]

Facebook IPO: Price

Update 5/15: Facebook has set its IPO price in the range of $34 – 38. My estimate of $33.75 – 37.87 was about as close as you can get. In my last post, I covered the date of the Facebook IPO and how you can purchase the stock.  Now comes the important part – what […]

Facebook IPO: When, How To Buy And What Price

Update 5/1: Facebook IPO target date is 5/18 The Facebook initial public offering is going to be an absolute monster. I have been assisting investors directly for over a decade and I’ve never seen interest like this before. That’s saying a lot as I’ve watched companies like Google, GM and Alibaba (just to name a […]

The Yakezie Challenge

I have officially joined the Yakezie Challenge! The Yakezie is the web’s largest personal finance and lifestyle blog network. After six months, I hope to fulfill the requirements needed to become a member of this wonderful network.

Financial Education Is My Goal

Eliminating financial illiteracy, one post at a time.  That sums up the purpose of the blog in one sentence.  Everyday at work, I speak to people that are baffled by financial complexities.  With direct contact, I’m able to greatly help the 20+ individuals I speak to, but by creating a personal finance blog, I hope […]