Category Archives: Ch.14, Investing in Bonds

As Interest Rates Climb…

In Chapter 14 of Personal Finance, Turning Money Into Wealth, there is a section titled “Why Bonds Fluctuate in Value.” In that section we look at the relationship between bond prices and changes in interest rates. There is an inverse … Continue reading

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Class Assignment and Discussion: Warren Buffet’s Thoughts on Gold

If you stay up very late and end up watching TV in the wee hours of the morning, you’ve probably heard one of those “turn your paper IRA into a gold IRA” commercials, touting the superiority of gold over other … Continue reading

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Class Discussion and Assignment: Warren Buffett’s Insights and Words of Wisdom

Much of personal finance deals with understanding basic investment principles.  That’s why Part 4 of Personal Finance, Turning Money into Wealth is titled “Managing Your Investments” – and in Chapter 11 we take a look at investment basics, then in … Continue reading

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Class Discussion, Class Assignment, and Video: Some Financial Mistakes to Avoid Right Now

Teaching Tip:  This assignment works equally well as a written assignment and as a class discussion.  If used as a class discussion, it works well to show the video from Today Money featuring Suze Orman titled “Financial Mistakes to Avoid … Continue reading

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Podcast Class Assignment: Understanding Operation Twist

A lot has been happening lately in the economy.  Last week the Federal Reserve announced they were going to launch something called Operation Twist.  The Fed, worried about unemployment, is trying to lower long-term interest rates, hoping that this action … Continue reading

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Debt Deal and Your Money

In Ch. 1 we discuss the personal financial planning process.  In that process the fifth step is to review your progress, reevaluate, and revise your plan.  This becomes even more important when the rules to the game change, and that’s … Continue reading

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