Common Sense

Dollars & Sense

March/April 2019

Books, Blogs, and Podcasts to Check Out in 2019

Whether you like it or not, you have a second job. That second job is managing your personal finances... Read more.


January/February 2019

Fidelity’s Free Mutual Funds and the Resulting Fidelity Mania

If you read financial blogs or follow the financial news, you probably read multiple articles about... Read more.


November/December 2018

Rich Grandpa, Poor Grandpa

Unlike Robert Kiyosaki, I only have one Dad. I did have two grandfathers though... Read more.


September/October 2018

How Much Value Can a Financial Advisor Add?

I manage most of my finances, but I regularly get help from a Certified Financial Planner from Vanguard. I figure that it can only help to get an expert second opinion... Read more.


July/August 2018

Size Does Matter...For Your Expense Ratio

Whether you are managing your investments by yourself or getting help, you need to understand one critical concept... Read more.


May/June 2018

Lessons to Learn from the Early 2018 10% Stock Market Decline

In early 2018, the US stock market took about a 10% dive, followed by a partial recovery... Read more.


March/April 2018

Highlights from 2017 Physician Compensation Reports

Over the last month I’ve looked at a few physician compensation reports from 2017. Read more.


January/February 2018

Saving for College

Only a small percentage of students get enough financial aid to cover their tuition, housing, books, and fees. Read more.