Mike Piper

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Mike Piper
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Born 1984
Nationality American
Other names aka Oblivious Investor
Occupation Author, CPA
Notable work Investing Made Simple
Social Security Made Simple
Website Oblivious Investor blog
Mike Piper, CPA is the author of several personal finance books as well as the popular blog ObliviousInvestor.com. He is a Colorado licensed CPA. Mike’s writing has been featured in many places, including The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, Forbes, MarketWatch, and Morningstar. Mike lives with his wife in Manitou Springs, Colorado, where they enjoy hiking and rock climbing.

— from Biographical sketch, Amazon [1]

Books

  • Accounting Made Simple: Explained in 100 Pages or Less ISBN 978-0981454221
  • Taxes Made Simple: Income Taxes Explained in 100 Pages or Less ISBN 978-0981454214
  • Independent Contractor, Sole Proprietor, and LLC Taxes Explained in 100 Pages or Less ISBN 978-0981454269
  • LLC vs. S-Corp vs. C-Corp Explained in 100 Pages or Less ISBN 978-0981454276
  • Investing Made Simple: Index Fund Investing and ETF Investing Exlained in 100 Pages or Less ISBN 978-0981454245
  • Can I Retire? How Much Money You Need to Retire and How to Manage Your Retirement Savings: Explained in 100 Pages or Less ISBN 978-0981454252
  • Social Security Made Simple: Social Security Retirement Benefits and Related Planning Topics Explained in 100 Pages or Less ISBN 978-0981454283
  • Microeconomics Made Simple: Basic Microeconomic Principles, Explained in 100 Pages or Less (coauthored with Austin Frakt, PhD) ISBN 978-0981454290
  • Oblivious Investing: Building Wealth by Ignoring the Noise ISBN 978-0981454238 [Now out of print.]

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Blog

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Investing Blog Roundup: What Drives Muni Bond Yields? (28 July 2017)

Relative to Treasury bonds, muni bonds often yield more than we would expect based on just the different tax treatment and different credit risk of the two types of bonds. So what’s the oth...

Why Don’t Vanguard’s Target Retirement and LifeStrategy Funds Own Admiral Shares? (24 July 2017)

One question I receive periodically is why the Target Retirement and LifeStrategy funds at Vanguard hold “Investor” shares of the underlying funds, rather than the less expensive &#822...

Investing Blog Roundup: Retirement Income, Before Age 59.5 (21 July 2017)

For people considering early retirement, an important part of the process is to plan for how you will satisfy your expenses prior to reaching the magical “age 59.5” threshold. In a rece...

What Does an Investment Portfolio Need? (17 July 2017)

I recently encountered a conversation about the characteristics of a good portfolio. The person speaking (whom I didn’t know) had a long list, but it got me thinking about what I would inclu...

Investing Blog Roundup: Lessons from a Practice Retirement (07 July 2017)

Housekeeping note: There will be no articles this upcoming week. I’m traveling with family and enjoy the chance to be “unplugged” for a bit. The regular publishing schedule will r...


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References

  1. Amazon, Biographical sketch.

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