Roundup: Lazily Liming and Investing

by Nora Dunn on May 3, 2012


Now that I’ve been in Grenada for a while, I’m relaxing even more into the pace of life here. I’m generally a bit of a high-strung sort of gal who is always on the move, so in exploring my ability to “just be”, I’m realizing I can go way deeper!

You don’t have to be DOING anything to justify sitting by a fruit stand at the side of the road, listening to the warm breeze rustling the palms and mango trees, while watching the world go by and having idle chit chat with fellow “limers”.

I think we miss a lot of the world and possible human connections in our busy agenda-driven lives. The languid pace of life in Grenada is even evidenced in peoples’ gait: a slow walking pace, leaning back on your heels instead of racing forward on your toes.

So I’ve been very hard at work practicing the art of Liming, and as you can see from the picture above, I’m starting to get the hang of it. It’s a tough life.

And if this whole Liming thing has you intrigued, why not make more time for it in your life? Check out the link below for a primer on Dollar Cost Averaging, so you can automate your investments with peace of mind and focus more of your energy on the things that refresh, inspire, and rejuvenate you.

Care One

Take the (Guess) Work out of Investing with Dollar Cost Averaging

With dollar cost averaging, you take the guess work – and the grunt work – out of investing, safe in the knowledge that you are getting the best average returns for the least effort expended. Here’s how.

Profiles & Shout-Outs

Picturing the Americas has a guest series similar to my week-in-the-life series, called Mondays Around the World. I recently featured an average Monday in my life of house-sitting in Grenada.

Mondays Around the World – Grenada

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Fab May 11, 2012 at 11:32 am

Hi Nora,

interesting article!

Do you know the active approach to Dollar Cost Averaging?

Here is an interesting article:

http://www.gurufocus.com/news.php?id=127932

Apart from that, are you going to start your coaching sessions for would-be, full-time travellers around the world? Or have you given it up?

Let me know if you feel like!

All the best!

Fab, greetings from Italy

Reply

theprofessionalhobo May 11, 2012 at 1:05 pm

@Fab – Thanks for the interesting link!
I’m still working on the coaching idea; my plate is a tad full right now. I’ll keep you posted!

Reply

Fab May 11, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Hi Nora,

not at all, it’s my pleasure!

Anyway, that wasn’t the right link I wanted to post for you because I was in a hurry! Excuse me!

1) This is the right link that is much better because it also works with index funds:

Dollar Cost Averaging with a Brain

http://www.gurufocus.com/news/123180/dollar-cost-averaging-with-a-brain/affid/74130%3EDollar%20Cost%20Averaging%20with%20a%20Brain

2) Here is another approach which is a sort of Dollar Cost Average with steroids:

Value Averaging: The Safe and Easy Strategy for Higher Investment Returns

http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470049774.html

Definition of ‘Value Averaging’

http://www.investopedia.com/terms/v/value_averaging.asp#axzz1uaxHMulK

I prefer the first one because is simpler but most effective!!

All the best!

Fab, greetings from Italy.

PS Congratulations for keeping on the coaching idea!

You’ll make it!!

Reply

Fab May 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm
Fab May 12, 2012 at 7:58 am

As far as “Dollar Cost Averaging with a Brain” and in particular his application for the Canadian market:

Canada Stock Market Valuations and Expected Future Returns

http://www.gurufocus.com/global-market-valuation.php?country=CND

As far as “Global Market Valuation”:

http://www.gurufocus.com/global-market-valuation.php

To have further info on some particular aspects, go with the mouse on “Market” and click what you want:

http://www.gurufocus.com/stock-market-valuations.php

Ciao!

Fab

Reply

Fab May 13, 2012 at 2:38 am

Hi Nora,

if you feel like, have a look at “Patient Investor” Portfolio ( based on Warren Buffett investment philosophy) for Canadian market by Validea CEO and Founder, John Reese:

http://ca.validea.com/registration/newusersignupj.asp

All the best!!

Fab, greetings from Italy

Reply

Fab May 13, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Hi Nora,

did you cross out my two last posts?

Today morning, when I wrote them they were “awaiting for moderation” but they get lost in the end!

What a pity! They were pretty interesting!!

All the best!

Fab

Reply

theprofessionalhobo May 13, 2012 at 7:35 pm

@Fab – Two last posts? They’re not here? Sometimes when you leave multiple comments with lots of links, they get automatically marked as Spam. I’ll have to sift through that folder to see if I can find them.
Thanks!

Reply

Fab May 14, 2012 at 1:17 am

Hi Nora,

you’ve taken me aback!! I thought you were fed up with ( apart from the first one when you thanked me) my other posts and in the end you crossed out the last two of mine to launch a sort of a hidden warning!!

You know, sometimes on the web it happens that when a person becomes an authority in his field, he has a swollen head and in so doing he discards any basic rule of “Netichette”!!

But I forgot that you are Canadian and not American!!

That’s a big difference!!

Anyway, here are my two last posts:

1) For the USA market, here is something very similar to the

“Patient Investor” Portfolio ( based on Warren Buffett investment philosophy) but far cheaper and very good as well:

http://www.aaii.com/stock-screens/screendata/BuffHags

http://www.aaii.com/stock-screens/screendata/BuffettologyEPSGrowth

Reply

Fab May 14, 2012 at 1:22 am

2) A final note:

a) Who is John Reese:

http://www.validea.com/aboutus/jreese.asp

b) Who are AAII:

http://www.aaii.com/membership/about-aaii

All the best!

Fab, greetings from Italy.

Reply

Fab May 18, 2012 at 8:12 am

Hi Nora,

I forgot for the USA Market:

http://www.gurufocus.com/BuffettMunger.php

Cheers!

Fab

Reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: