Roundup: Let’s Take a Closer Look

Sometimes, before we get too carried away with an investing idea — or any money idea — it’s a good idea to take a closer look. There are a number of ways to do this. In any case, you want to take a closer look at just about everything, from conventional wisdom to attractive-seeming new plans. As you consider what’s next, here are a few posts to get you to take a closer look:

  1. 27 Minute Interview: George Soros Says Markets Are “Always Fallible”: This great video posted at Value Walk takes a look at global markets. Are they always right? Apparently not. Some solid insight.
  2. Herman Cain and his Nein-Nein-Nein Plan: Did you see what The Dividend Pig did with that title? Awesome. At any rate, a closer look at the presidential candidate’s 9-9-9 plan is definitely warranted, and this is a good breakdown.
  3. Dear Investor, Why Are You Paying Those Fees?: Have you taken a closer look at your trading habits and investment accounts? The Dividend Guy encourages you to consider fees — and even consider that sometimes they might be worth it.
  4. Why I Absolutely Love Dividends…: Dividend Partisan considers dividends — and the love of them. Take a look at this post, and examine yourself. Why do you love dividends?
  5. Understanding Dual Fuel: You should understand what you are investing in — at least that’s what Warren Buffett says. Beating The Index brings your attention to the concept of dual fuel. A look at suppliers that provide gas and electricity to customers.
  6. How a Vacation Can Teach You about Financial Markets: You can learn a lot from a vacation. The Dividend Ninja offers this guest post from Barbara Friedberg about how you can learn even while you are supposed to be relaxing.
  7. My Thoughts On An Emergency Fund: It’s one of the most basic financial concepts, but it does deserve a closer look. Dividend Mantra considers the emergency fund — and how to build and maintain one.