Archive for February, 2008

my husband, me, & our financial habits make front page of business section in washington post
February 10, 2008

wash post photo jill sean
photo by Lois Raimondo, Washington Post, 2/10/08

What a blast!

It was published today, in the Washington Post’s business section — with our happy mugs below the fold (& as the second photo in the online slideshow).

Talking with Post reporter Nancy Trejos was a comfortable, positive experience. She expressed a lot of interest in different facets of family finance, especially in the face of a slowing economy & home sales.

Thanks Shashi Bellamkonda for connecting Nancy, Sean, & me.

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sin stocks are hopeful bets … but what do your morals say?
February 5, 2008

The history of sin stocks shows consistent or even strong performance in downturned stock markets.

I grow more and more willing to embrace imperfection & inconsistency, especially when it relates to my own character (& the stock market). 🙂 But heck, I don’t know if my moral code – whatever the heck it is – can bank on humanity’s weakness.

And that type of hesitancy can make those more willing some big bucks.

Where do you stand on investing in people’s vices?

More from:

  • Science Daily’s take on sin stocks & moral judgment;
  • Kiplinger & their insight into how vice stocks can be virtuous in a very bear market.