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Old 01-17-2015, 05:42 PM   #21
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I read business news (not opinion, don't do TV) maybe an hour or two a day. Check our NW when something interesting happens (maybe once a month). Check AA every year or so. Why estimate taxes, they happen (just like that other stuff). Other than keeping up with business news and doing our taxes, I'd guess it's about 1 hr/wk (and that might be generous).

Usually make about 12 trades/year. Strange how those fees add up.
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:19 PM   #22
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How much time per day or week do you spend on financial 'stuff' like
  • checking your accounts, AA - quarterly at a minumum, maybe 2-3 times per year beyond quarterly
  • financial blogs - rarely
  • this forum - WAY too often
  • other financial forums - occasionally
  • watching the talking heads on TV - almost never, waste of time IMO
  • calculators - occasionally, none regularly
  • selling/buying assets - less than an hour/year
  • estimating taxes - about 1-2 hours/year
  • reading online financial articles - 1-2 hours/week
I spend very little time managing financial stuff other than this forum. Online tools and my own spreadsheets make managing very time efficient.
Pretty close to the same here.
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:38 PM   #23
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Way to much time per day. I tend to "hide" in my office so I have CNBC going in the background and read a number of different forums.
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:12 PM   #24
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checking your accounts, AA - 3-4 times per year (although DH does pull together a monthly summary)
financial blogs - rarely
this forum - at least 30 minutes/day
other financial forums - very occasionally
watching the talking heads on TV - never, waste of time IMHO
calculators - rarely
selling/buying assets - less than an hour/year
estimating taxes - about 1 hour/quarter
reading financial articles (WSJ & Kiplinger in print, others online) - 3-4 hours/week
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30 minutes a day perusing Morningstar, then checking the day's portfolio fluctuation in the evening.


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Old 01-18-2015, 02:53 AM   #27
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way too much...
watch npr
this forum
morningstar forum
check how accounts I deal with compares with FA accounts... usually a quick look daily. you know... even though I suck at investing, I seem to do OK compared to the FA.

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How much time per day or week do you spend on financial 'stuff' like
checking your accounts: 1 minute/day. I look at a google spreadsheet close to daily and update actual accounts to account for dividends ~ quarterly.

AA: ~quarterly virtually no time involved

financial blogs, this forum, other financial forums: ~ 30 minutes daily here, 30 minutes a week elsewhere

watching the talking heads on TV: never

calculators: never anymore, infrequent in the past

selling/buying assets: ~ 1 hour per year total to make withdrawals and rebalance

estimating taxes, etc: 8 hours annually primarily at tax time doing tax returns
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Other than balancing accounts: checking and credit cards. Probably a peak in July and January for investments as well as lots of time in April. I don't track the hours, just do what needs to be done.

I also run a couple of market predicting contests that need an hour max once a month.
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