investing 101

(Start Here!)  Basic concepts everyone needs to know, from compound interest to the stock market.

    Index Funds Article

Why index investing makes sense...
What indexes and index funds are...
How to build a simple portfolio...
...and a tiny list of index funds and ETFs.

Small Value is Good
(but why?)
     small value index investing

stock market randomness      Stock Market Randomness
(it isn't normal)
Risky Retirement Calculator


Tax Calculator ... Capital Gains Calculator
Payroll Tax Calculator (Social Security and Medicare)
Tax Brackets

Roth IRA basics, income and contribution limits, investment suggestions, and a Roth IRA calculator.

401(k) Calculator

Tax-efficient investing

  How to Read an Annual Report

Financial Statements: the Big Picture.

Investment Volatility

Learn volatility basics; plan your life with a Monte Carlo calculator.

Intro to Modern Portfolio Theory: understand diversification and the Efficient Frontier, find a portfolio with the maximum Sharpe Ratio; why index funds are theoretically optimal.

Global InterChimp Network...

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Value Investing: How Much are Stocks Worth?

Learn the logic of stock valuation with a discounted cash flows calculator... plus P/E, P/S and PEG ratios, CAPM, DDM ... Buffett's secret formula (?) ... and a Grahamatron with Artificial Ben-telligence.

Plus: Making Stock Market Predictions

  Savings Calculator: Be Cheap, Be Happy

Credit Cards: Goodbye Debt Monkey

    Econ Corner: Basic Economics
Confused by the economy? Try the guide to Economic Indicators; trace the components of the Gross Domestic Product; learn the twisty little logic of Government Spending and Tax Cuts; use an Inflation Calculator.

How Finance Works:
formulas for compound interest, bond yield, present value,
stock valuation, mortgage....
Finance Formulas: Mortgage Graph

Plus: compound interest calculator, more...

Does Dollar Cost Averaging make volatility "work for you"?
Do Fibonacci Numbers predict stock prices?
Is the January Effect for real?

Eggheads & germs, commies & vampires; Pols in space; How rich would Elvis be?

The Rule of 72
How to estimate compound interest, and why the estimate works.

Stock market CAGR-lator
Long-term stock market returns.

Inflation Calculator

Investment Return Calculator


Popup Glossary & Calculator

Totally Unrelated Diversions




New for 2024:

Federal Tax Rates

Income Tax Calculator

Roth IRA Rules

Social Security Contributions

Inflation Calculator

Stock Market Predictions

S&P 500 Performance




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