The first $100,000 is the hardest – the miracle of compound interest

The first $100,000 is the hardest – the miracle of compound interest

Compound interest is an amazing little thing. It has been called the eight wonder of the world. There's even a claim that Albert Einstein called it the most powerful force in the universe. I'm not sure if that's true but it sounds cool on paper. Whether he said it or not, compound interest is the [...]

Stock quick hits: China Mobile (CHL) and General Mills (GIS)

Stock quick hits: China Mobile (CHL) and General Mills (GIS)

Stock Quick Hits #1 Welcome to stock quick hits! A series of posts where I look at stocks that seem vaguely appealing at the moment. Stocks like China Mobile! I'll do about thirty minutes of research and analysis on each stock. That means some background, a look through their financials and a quick calculation in [...]

Investing in cryptocurrency seems too easy – the risks and allure of bitcoin and altcoins

I admit I was late to cryptocurrency investing. I heard about it years ago but never gave it much thought until this year. Everyone was saying it was too late at that point. However, I had some extra cash. Therefore, like any investor with a high risk tolerance, I threw caution to the wind and [...]