Category: Investing

New Market Highs: Time to Sell?

The Dow, which serves as a proxy of the stock market overall, just set a new nominal record today. Obviously, the market will do this often over time (assuming it always continued to go up over the long-run). However, each time...

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Investing Doesn’t Need to be Complex

We all know that investing over time is the key to obtaining the wealth that we desire. Without investing in some form, dollars stuck under our mattress are eaten away by inflation, and we have to save at least $1 today for...

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Forecasted 2013 IRA Contribution Limit

I’m sure there are very few of you who will care, but I was interested in seeing if IRA contributions will increase anytime soon. They’ve been the same ($5,000) since 2008 so it seems like it should be time for an...

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Facebook IPO: Investment or Hype?

If you follow the market at all, then you know that the Facebook IPO is today. Originally set to open between $28 and $35, Facebook (Ticker: FB) will actually open by selling 421 million shares at $38 per share. This means that...

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S&P 500 Breaks Even Since Peak

Did you happen to be in 100% cash and then decide to invest all of your money in the stock market on October 9, 2007? Unlikely. The S&P 500 closed at its highest point ever on October 9, 2007, at $1,565.15. During the...

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I’m Will, the creator of HackingTheBank. No, this site isn’t about actually hacking banks. This blog is all about maximizing personal finance decisions so that we win instead of the banks.

I started this blog in 2010 when I graduated college with $43k of student loans and a negative net worth. Since then I’ve achieved milestones like getting married, buying a house, and tripling my income. During this time my wife and I managed to earn over 12,000,000 miles and points and used those points to travel to over 50 countries. And all of these points came from banks; neither of us travel for work.