August 06, 2008

Formatting of Texts

Inspired by this post, I wrote (or rather Word did for me) a Word document macro that will format Gutenberg texts (and others like it) for electronic-readers. Email me if you would like a copy.

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And, while I'm here, a puzzlement -- I really don't get the benefit of bond fonds. Over the past ten years look what this core bond fund did compared to the SP500:
Ben Stein in his book on saving for retirement recommends a 50/50 mix of stock and bonds, but bonds seem to (pardon my French) suck. Especially in the environment going forward which presages inflation and higher interest rates. But Stein has forgotten more about investing than I know so...

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