August 11, 2008 Edition of the Simply Investing Blog Carnival

Welcome to the August 11, 2008 edition of the Simply Investing Blog Carnival.

Bootstrap presents How to Find A Decade posted at Bootstrap Investing. With the market at 1999 levels, the author examines whether investors really have lost an investing decade, as the Wall Street Journal has claimed. Did regular monthly investments help? Or would you have been better off in cash or CDs?

Joe Manausa
presents HR 3221 - Good For Tallahassee posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, "For Fannie and Freddie, it seems they got much of what they asked for, and a few things they did not when the President signed HR 3221. It authorized $300B (B as in Billion) to expand the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan guarantee programs."

Dorian Wales presents A Look at Global Stocks Markets 6 Months into 2008 – 4 Important Lessons Learned Yet Again posted at The Personal Financier, saying, "Some things never change...""Ominous news is all around and waves of hacks and slashes in many corporations are clouding the sky. However, if I were to ask the average Joe just by how much exactly did global stock markets drop what would be the average response? I believe it would paint a much darker picture than things really are."

Ben Dinsmore presents Should You Borrow Money From Your 401K? posted at Trees Full of Money, saying, "If you need cash and your financial situation leaves you no other alternatives, borrowing money from your 401k might help you get your financial life back on track."

Dividend Growth Investor presents "Determining Withdrawal Rates Using Historical Data" - My Opinion posted at Create Rising Passive Income From Dividend Paying Stocks. The author analyzes William P. Bengen's asset research on the proper asset allocation at retirement. "The basic idea behind this research is that year over year fluctuations in annual returns could drastically change the standard of living of retired individuals, who rely on their investments for income."

FIRE Getters presents Digging for Gold - Online! posted at FIRE Finance. The authors talk about Everbank's Metals Select account, as well as two Vanguard funds tracking the MSCI US Materials Index.

Raymond presents The Benefits and Dangers Of Payday Loans and Cash Advance posted at Money Blue Book. The author discusses payday loans, what they are and their risks and benefits.

Card Blogger presents 0% Balance Transfer Credit Cards posted at Credit Card Blog. The author provides a list of 0% balance credit cards and discusses their common uses, including paying off higher interest debt and investing through balance transfer arbitrage.

Helen Anderson presents 3 Warnings Signs Your Bank May Fail posted at Bankaholic. As the title suggests, the author discusses the signs of impending bank failure.

Elias Tsepouridis presents Lehman Covered Call Results | FinancePuzzle posted at Finance Puzzle, saying, "Here is my covered call strategy on Lehman."

Investing Angel presents I Heart Luby’s (LUB) » Free Stock Market Investing Tips posted at Stock Tips. "Author explains his investment in Luby's, a small cap value company."

Wilfrid presents Money In The Bank - How Much Of It Is insured? posted at Your Finish Rich Plan, saying, "Your protection can often exceed the advertised $100,000."

Michael Cintolo presents "Bull Market Stocks" Perk Up posted at The Iconoclast Investor. The author looks at the recent performance of a few "bull market stocks" (e.g., "brokers, trading firms, mutual fund managers and the like").

Billy Akerman presents Weak Dollar | Beating The Stock Market posted at Beating The Stock Market, saying, "What we need is a strong dollar."

KCLau presents Average Monthly Household Income in 2007: Is it enough? posted at KCLau's Money Tips, saying, "According to a survey done by the Statistic Department for the Economic Planning Unit, published in Personal Money Magazine June 2008 edition, a typical family in Malaysia earns only RM3686/month. How much this is worth and how much can be spent."

Lane Wright presents Three Forex Trading Strategies posted at Awesome Forex Alerts. The author discusses scalping, trading currency pairs, and three day rolling pivots.

Larry Russell presents Financial Planning Reading List posted at Pasadena Financial Planner. "This article provides a list of recommended reading from among the many hundreds of articles that I have authored in the past several years. Note that I have personally written all the content that you will find on the six personal finance and investment websites referenced below."

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