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I want some Bitcoins!

I gotta admit, I am intrigued by Bitcoin. I love gadgets as much as the next guy. I spent my early years programming computers and designing information systems. I also love the idea of friction-free money. And of a currency that is, possibly, hyper-inflation proof. The innovations in the Bitcoin realm are coming quickly. And since I […]


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Thu, October 27 2011 » Announcements, Blog, Fun » Comments Off on I want some Bitcoins!

Errata: Larimore Portfolios

I just received word that the Taylor Larimore 3 Fund and 4 Fund lazy portfolios that I have listed on this site are in error. There should only be a 3 Fund portfolio comprised of the following (and the %’s vary for individual investors): 40% Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSMX) 20% Vanguard Total […]


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Sat, October 15 2011 » Analysis, Announcements, Portfolio Smackdown » Comments Off on Errata: Larimore Portfolios

A (slightly) Longer Term View

Whoosh, getting whipsawed in 2011. Let’s step back and take a slightly longer term view of the performances of the Lazy Portfolios. (Caution, none of these portfolios were rebalanced!) One thing that is particularly striking is that PRPFX took a much sharper dip so far in September than the pure Harry Browne 4xETF portfolios.  I […]


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Mon, September 26 2011 » Announcements, Blog, Portfolio Smackdown » Comments Off on A (slightly) Longer Term View

Subscribe to the Crawling Road Money Show Podcast

Craig at Crawlingroad.com/blog has just released episode one of a new podcast that talks about the Harry Browne Permanent Portfolio. I encourage you to subscribe to it in iTunes and listen to every episode he puts forward in the future. It is going to be great. Use this link to subscribe in iTunes (copy and […]


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Tue, October 26 2010 » Announcements, Blog » Comments Off on Subscribe to the Crawling Road Money Show Podcast

Ping.

Hey folks, I’m still here. Been doing a lot of golfing, amusement park going, beach combing, etc. I love summer and hot weather and don’t want to waste it by being indoors. This is just a ping to let you know everything is fine and that you can expect a show 161 probably next week. […]


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Wed, June 24 2009 » Announcements, Blog » Comments Off on Ping.

Lazy Portfolio Smackdown 2008 Winners Announced

I have updated the Lazy Portfolio Smackdown page to show the preliminary results for 2008. Note that after a few weeks the results will be updated once again after Yahoo! gets their dividend data included in the historical quotes for each fund. I do not think that the dividend data will alter the results though. […]


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Sun, January 4 2009 » Announcements, Blog, Portfolio Smackdown » No Comments

awash…

US auto bankruptcy, bank bailouts, $50 billion Ponzi scheme, rising unemployment, layoffs, gold backwardation, Cramer saying markets are corrupt, inflation, deflation, on and on and on and on. Hey guys, the torrent of news, mostly bad, is unbelievable. I’m so awash in it that I’m wondering how I can deal with it on the show […]


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Fri, December 12 2008 » Announcements, Blog » No Comments

Live.com CashBack drops to 8%?

Is it just me, or did the Microsoft Live.com CashBack program drop to 8% from 25%? Comment at Drop.io/MadMoneyMachine if you want.


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Wed, December 10 2008 » Announcements, Blog » No Comments

New New Pilot Quote of the Week

I like the things IFA did with the new version of their Quote of the Week video (Episode 40):   http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5827003748799795690   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EQovKt0dSM   http://www.ifa.com/advisorcam/index.aspx?video=mb15


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Tue, December 2 2008 » Announcements, Blog » No Comments

The MSFT 25% CashBack Seems to Work

A show or two ago, I mentioned using the Microsoft Live.com CashBack program to get 25% off a Buy-It-Now purchase from eBay. It seems to have worked. If you are buying an expensive item from eBay, definitely look into this program. Here’s a quick synopsis of the steps to take: You need a Live.com account, […]


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Mon, December 1 2008 » Announcements, Blog, Reviews » No Comments

Pilot Podcast: IFA Quote of the Week

Lemme know what you think of this podcast/YouTube episode:


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Mon, November 24 2008 » Announcements, Blog » No Comments