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WHY THE 4 PERCENT WITHDRAWAL RULE DOESN’T APPLY TO MOST PEOPLE

I recently read “5 Ways to Cheat the 4 Percent Withdrawal Rule” and felt the need to pass it along and to add my perspective. Like all articles dealing with how much money to “safely” withdraw from your portfolio during retirement is the assumption that one actually has money to withdraw from their portfolio. Since […]

NEWLY RELEASED TALE – A PRESERVATION TALE

Today I am releasing A Preservation Tale. It is the last of the 5 tales that deals with understanding the relationship between the rate of return, the rate of inflation, the distribution rate on portfolios and what it means to preserve purchasing power. I suggest the reader read this tale along with A Required Return Tale, An Inflationary […]

A 500 POINT TALE

A 500 POINT TALE

“We interrupt our regularly scheduled release with a breaking news Tale bulletin. Due to the recent events I think you might gain some perspective from this tale.” “Drop A Zero From The Dow” As the market closed down today, August 10, 2011, roughly 520 points I was somehow transported to a different place and time.  […]

THE COMPLEAT DAY TRADER – BOOK REVIEW

I was asked to review the recent book by Jake Bernstein called The Compleat Day Trader. In the book Mr. Bernstein points out on more than one occasion that his book is about day trading and day trading only. He describes a number of day trading systems, strategies, timing indicators and analytical methods. None of these are new to anyone […]

DELTA AIRELINES: A TALE OF (WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN) TWO CITIES

DELTA AIRELINES: A TALE OF (WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN) TWO CITIES

By Alexandra Sera As the daughter of the man who created this website with the sole intention of passing on his financial knowledge in a concise and easy to understand manner, one can imagine the constant stream of tales I have been exposed to since day one. I have always listened attentively, eager to soak […]

THE FINANCIAL TALES LIBRARY

The purpose of this website is to educate investors about money and finance in the simplest way I know how. Every week or so I will release a tale or two from my library that seems appropriate for the time. Since many of my tales depend on lessons learned from other tales, whenever you see a reference […]

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