First Failure as Unofficial Financial Coach

Hi friends, I know, I have other things to write about. I’m working on them, stay tuned! Time is a malevolent dictator these days. Working full time, parenting, theater acting, handling grandparents visiting, lifelong learning (it’s philosophy time!), and meeting so many people for one reason or another, thanks to

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Financial Quickie: what’s the minimum amount that makes sense to start investing on Interactive Brokers?

Good morning newbie RIPvestors! Today I want to answer to a question from our reader Mr Dip (which is not the same person of Mr DIP, guest poster from the past) on a recent post: By the way, what would be the minimum you’d recommend someone start investing with on IB

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Index Investing Economy

Hi RIP investors, if you’re following me you know I’m a big fan of ETFs and passive index investing. I’ve dedicated several posts on index investing, ETF 101 and a recent analysis on which ETF to buy. The problems solved by passive index investing for a non professional investor like

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Spring Cleaning my Investments

Psssst… yes, it’s a 5k words article as usual, but SPOILER ALERT halfway thru the article there’s a section with best ETF selection by Mr RIP! Hi RIP friends, As announced in my last quarterly update I’m spending some time to review our life and financial plans on several levels. It

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I will invest when the market drops

I will invest when the market drops! Welcome back my imaginary friend 🙂 What do you mean, exactly? P.S. You look amazing in blue! Thanks 🙂 Hey RIP, I have some cash I would really like to invest… but market is high right now and I prefer to wait next

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Interactive Brokers 101

Hi RIPvestors, I wanted to write about my favorite internet broker since months, if not years. I kept procrastinating writing this post until March 2018, when I received roughly a dozen requests by readers and a couple of requests by friends in real life. Time has come! But before we

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My take on Cryptocurrencies – Part 1: The Ugly

Hi cRIPto’s, I heard they outlawed “having a PF blog without a post about Cryptocurrencies”. Let’s fix this now. I was lining up at a Hooli cafeteria, small-talking with a colleague that I’ll call Mr.Crypt. It was… I don’t remember exactly when it was, but I found a note to

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The hardest part about your asset allocation strategy is to stick with it

Editorial note: I’ve been not much motivated to write on this blog recently but do not worry, I’m not giving up. I have a lot of ideas and blog posts I want to throw out! It just seems to me that writing a decent post takes so much time that

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ETF 101

Welcome back RIPvestors, time has come to get back to my investing series. We’re going to cover the very large ETFs world in this post, the preferred mustachians instrument to join the stocks party! Disclaimer: I’m not an expert on this subject. I’m here to share what I know with you, my novice

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My Investor Policy Statement

Hi RIP friends, Facilitated by some recent extra time purchases, as promised to myself (and publicly committed), I’ve finally allocated time last weekend to redact my IPS. What’s an IPS? IPS stays for Investor Policy Statement, essentially an investing guideline you define for yourself that helps keeping you on path when situations may

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