The Finance Buff
|The Finance Buff|
|Occupation||Certified Employee Benefits Specialist, Author|
|Notable work||Explore TIPS|
|Website||The Finance Buff|
The Finance Buff a.k.a. TFB is a pseudonym used by a blogger who writes a blog by the same name at thefinancebuff.com. He has been sharing his thoughts and experience about personal finance with online readers since 2006. Today, more than 50,000 people visit his blog in any month.
— from Editor review at Amazon
TFB joined the Bogleheads Forum in 2007 as its 5th registered user. He is the author of the chapter on defined benefit pension plans in Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning (John Wiley & Sons, 2009). He also regularly contributes to the Bogleheads.org forum and wiki.
TFB holds an MBA degree in Finance. He has a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
- Explore TIPS: A Practical Guide to Investing in Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities ISBN 978-1449975906
- Chapter Five: Defined Benefit Employer Retirement Account in The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning ISBN 978047045557-9
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(19 July 2016)
- It's not possible to buy at the lowest price. When the bottom comes, you can't tell.
(12 July 2016)
- If you find P2P lending attractive, why wouldn't you consider investing in consumer finance companies? High interest rates aren't enough. You must also properly account for risk.
(28 June 2016)
- The biggest rock in person finance is larger than everything else combined. Don't get distracted and take your eyes off the ball.
(21 June 2016)
- The best Visa card to use at Costco is not the Costco Visa. It's the Bank of America Cash Rewards card with the Preferred Rewards program at the 75% bonus tier.
(06 June 2016)
- "Enough" is too loose to be useful. It can moved up or down depending on the opportunity cost.
- Amazon editor review