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|5 days 3 hours ago||For long-term investing,||
For long-term investing, index funds are the bomb-diggity. That's where I keep 99% of my retirement savings. Look for low fees from places like Fidelity or Vanguard.
For savings, there's nothing wrong with "higher interest" savings accounts via Ally Bank, Barclays or others. Best rates right now are only 1% which suck, but you have easy access to your money. Interest rates at most brick and mortar banks are terrible. I wouldn't bother with them at all.
You can get a slightly higher return on CDs than on traditional savings, but your money's locked in them for six months, a year or longer.
As Bluebyyou says, be skeptical of specific advice because most brokers are using you to make their living. They're more interested in helping themselves make money than in helping you make money. And, of course, a lot of stock advice is just people trying to boost the price what they already own.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This is awesome. And Brady||
This is awesome.
And Brady Hoke apologized for it. <sigh>
|2 weeks 1 day ago||There is only one valid||
There is only one valid question:
There are two acceptable answers:
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||It's not dead.||
It's not dead.
Here's an idea for a pump up song: let the marching band play.
And it won't cost the student government nearly $3,000 in seed money.
The disc-jockey/piped in music at Michigan football games is horrible. It needs to either go away or be significantly minimized. It's generic and does nothing to improve the "event experience". Spending thousands of dollars of student organization money and enlisting celebrities won't make it better.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I'm guessing you were red as||
I'm guessing you were as red as a beet.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Hyperbolic chamber? Of||
Of course. Because where else would Jim Harbaugh come up with his wild tweets?
I love it!
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I'd like to see the NLI||
I'd like to see the NLI revised so it isn't so unfair to recruits. Schools need a way to plan for incoming recruits and the recruits need some guarantees from schools.
Just thinking about it makes me realize how bad the current recruiting/scholarship system is. The NCAA needs to trash it all and start over. Get rid of oversigning, mandate four-year scholarships (with exceptions for criminal behavior, academic failures, etc) and, basically, give student athletes more control over their lives.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||It's been done before by NCAA||
It's been done before by NCAA basketball players. The AJC article above lists two: Brendan Knight at Kentucky and Stephon Marbury at GA Tech. Both became official recruits when they enrolled in classes. There may be others.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Summary: The team with the||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||The right way is to treat the||
The right way is to treat the players as college students. To treat them with respect and as people, not property.
They're part of the Michigan family and it's wrong to throw away members of your family because you've found someone who can run faster or block better than they can.
Winning is important, but it's more important that Michigan doesn't sell its soul to win football games.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Buckle status check.||
Buckle status check.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Shock the world!||
Shock the world!
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Hating Blimby's and Mr.||
Hating Blimpy's and Mr. Spots? That's unpossible!
|4 weeks 2 days ago||You get an upvote for your||
You get an upvote for your first post. Welcome aboard.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||He's all about that basis,||
He's all about that basis, 'bout that basis.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||The goal is to win while||
The goal is to win while doing things the right way. That's the Michigan way.
I refer you to Hackett's comments about this very thing during the coaching search.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||"Atard"? Really? Chill. I||
"Atard"? Really? Chill.
I edited the post seconds after submitting it and realizing he wasn't the guy the show teased as being next.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Chris Williamson says he's||
Chris Williamson says he's going to Florida.
Williamson says he likes Michigan's "prolific staff". He said positive things also about Florida and North Carolina.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||EDIT: Different recruit announced commitment||
Thought it was Williamson, but looks like it was a different player who just announced.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Now that's a jam. Those are||
Now that's a jam. Those are some Ohio Players I can support.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Doesn't matter. Every time||
Doesn't matter. Every time his name appears, it should have the endowment title. In fact, we should all be using here at MGoBlog.
Every. Single. Time.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||This is a nice-looking jacket||
I prefer my Michigan wear to be Maize and Blue.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Coach can wear whatever he||
Coach can wear whatever he likes, but, man, that's ugly.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Glad to have Durkin on board||
Happy to see Durkin is finally official.
But whoever wrote that press release slipped up by not using Coach Harbaugh's full title every time his name appears.
If they're going to do it, do it every time. The press office needs to attack this with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.
"University of Michigan J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach Jim Harbaugh announced the first of his assistant coaching appointments on Thursday..."
"Prior to his tenure in Gainesville, Durkin spent three seasons with The J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach Harbaugh at Stanford (2007-09)..."
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Hoke loves Michigan||
He didn't win enough at Michigan, but I'll always like Brady Hoke.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Yes. He's Snoop's son. Big||
Yes. He's Snoop's son. Big kid and looks like a good player based on the highlights I found online.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Yep. There's been way too||
Yep. There's been way too much speculation by the traditional media. I'm also a journalist (in television news) and I'm surprised at how wildly different the reporting has been. It seems like some reporters are assuming things will play out a certain way and not bothering to check with multiple sources.
Journalists in general take a lot of flak, but a number of sports reporters on this story deserve it for practicing irresponsible journalism. They make all journalists look bad.
|10 weeks 13 hours ago||Do they often have difficulty||
Do they often have difficulty distinguishing men from women?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Don't talk about playoffs!||
Don't talk about playoffs!
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Channeling Lloyd Carr?||
"things look tremendous for UM".
Who is Dave?