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Portfolio Four Updated March 2015 - And It's Tax Time

Portfolios four and five are both five and a half years old. The beneficiary has invested $3000, the trustee $600, for a total of $9000. The fund value is $11,051 for a gain of $2051 or 22%, which works out to about 5.9% / year across the life of the portfolio. 219 more words

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Portfolio One Updated March, 2015 - and it's Tax Time

Portfolio One is our longest lived portfolio, at 13 1/2 years. I remember the first day we invested very well – it was right after 9/11/01, and the markets were closed for a few days. 550 more words

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See You Soon...

…The Netherlands, Belgium, and France! I got my euros in and had to take a picture because they are so much prettier than US bills (seriously, we need to step it up). 84 more words

London to Sydney: cash and phone deals

You can save, or waste, plenty of money by your choices regarding buying foreign currency. I recommend checking out the links below from the Telegraph, and also using… 220 more words

The Rise of the Dollar

When I was growing up as a kid I remember they had TV commercials against Jimmy Carter explaining how the dollar declined vs. other currencies over the decades. 641 more words


US house price growth slows

The latest S&P/Case-Shiller index of American property values shows that property prices across the 20 cities tracked by the index rose at a slower rate in the year to November than they had in previous months. 427 more words

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10 Essential Tips for Travelling to Cuba

It is with some unease that I dish out a list of  travel tips about Cuba when I still have so much that I’m yet to share with you about the eclectic architecture, pulsating ambience and vibrant culture of this special country, so unlike any other I have ever visited. 1,044 more words