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What Does It Means to Beat the Market and How I Did It

What Does It Means to Beat the Market and How I Did It 2

You may have heard the phrase beat the market. In this case, the market usually refers to the S&P 500 index. There are other U.S. indices such as, DJIA, NASDAQ 100, NASDAQ Composite, Russell 2000, Wilshire 5000, and many other domestic and international ones. However, the S&P 500 is by far the most used benchmark … Read moreWhat Does It Means to Beat the Market and How I Did It

What is Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) and How It Works

What is Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) and How It Works 3

On books, web sites, and blogs (including this one) you may have come across references such as the S&P 500 has grown 13% annually for the past 30 years or something to that effect. You may wonder what that means and where did they get that number. When someone states an annualized return, most likely … Read moreWhat is Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) and How It Works

My Kid’s College Costs will be $467,000! Are You Kidding Me?

In preparation for my first child, I started to think about saving for college. I found this neat calculator from SallieMae and tried it just to get an idea of how much will college costs 17 years from now (2024). Based on the site, the current average annual tuitions are: $2,191 for two-year public colleges … Read moreMy Kid’s College Costs will be $467,000! Are You Kidding Me?