The Astute Angle

A fresh and simplified perspective on personal finance topics

The Rewards of Fear

26 days into my professional career, something that had never happened before, happened.  And it was not an unprecedented event that largely went unnoticed – like the time, early in my career, when I inadvertently [...]

By | January 10th, 2019|Categories: Behavioral Finance, Financial Planning, Investment Planning|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Underwhelmed, Most of the Time

Investing in the stock market probably does not feel boring in December 2018.  Scary, volatile, unsettling, and capricious are terms that might be used to describe investing over the past few weeks.  But not boring. [...]

By | December 27th, 2018|Categories: Behavioral Finance, Financial Planning, Investment Planning, Personal Finance|Tags: , |0 Comments

Things That Are Rare

Let's have an honest conversation about things that are rare. 1) A perfect game in baseball In over 210,000 Major League Baseball games spanning 140 years, there have been just 23 perfect games. 2) A [...]

Why I Bonds May Be the Most Underappreciated Savings Vehicle

Your end of year to-do list is already overflowing.  You have to prepare and send holiday cards, put up lights, get the holiday-themed lawn ornaments up, make cookies for neighbors, prepare the guest bedroom for [...]

Three Myths of Bonds

The two most important reasons to own high quality bonds in a portfolio are to provide diversification and to provide capital preservation.  A catchy opening line, if there ever was one.  Several big finance words [...]

Make Informed Vehicle Purchase Decisions

In 1996, Thomas Stanley and William Danko co-wrote The Millionaire Next Door – an examination of millionaires in America and the common qualities that continuously appear among this demographic.  They spent nearly 20 years interviewing [...]

By | November 15th, 2018|Categories: Financial Planning, Personal Finance, Retirement Planning|0 Comments