Tom’s Blog

Are you getting nervous about stock returns?

The point of this post: it’s waaaay to early in the year to be concerned about the rapid decline in stocks.


I liked reading Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. Kahneman is a psychologist who won the Noble price in economics. He’s the

Why am I pouring my FUN MONEY into a non-productive asset?

What’s it all about now that we are retired? Enjoying More, NOW and helping others to Enjoy More, NOW. Why would we spend money on something that subtracts from what we could ENJOY?


Every year at this time I ask the question when two

What’s my market outlook for stocks for 2018 and beyond?

What the heck are those? Those are the nine worst annual (calendar year) real (inflation-adjusted) returns for stocks since 1926 – over the past 92 years. HORRIBLE! UGLY! SCARY! The message of this post: Nest Eggers ALWAYS plan for the worst and adjust if it

What does it mean to be on the Nest Egg Team?

We Nest Eggers think differently about retirement and live differently in retirement than most. We Nest Eggers focus on Enjoying More, NOW and helping others Enjoy More, NOW.


What do we do?


• At the start of every year, we pay ourselves our

What segments of the US market outperformed in 2017?

I like looking at the Vanguard Style Box (I call it a Nine Box.) at the end of the year to get a snapshot of what outperformed and what underperformed the US stock market as a whole. Vanguard displays this matrix of its index (and

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