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Teach Your Grandchildren About Money – Financial Literacy

June 2, 2017

A new survey found that 15 year olds all over the world don’t know much about money and finance. Most teenagesr are financially illiterate and aren’t prepared to manage their own money when they start to earn some. Students at the lowest level of financial literacy “cannot even recognize the value of a simple budget […]

A Sampling of Investment Advice from Buffett, Dalio, and Others

June 2, 2017

The author of this post put together some advice and thoughts from successful people he admires, including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Charlie Munger, Ray Dalio, and others. Dalio starts with a rational analysis of the information he has and from that he forms a hypothesis. He then exposes that hypothesis to thoughtful people with alternative […]

Sell in May and Go Away?

June 1, 2017

Investors who followed the old adage to sell in May and buy again in November missed some nice gains in the last month. The S&P 500 rose 1.40% for the month of May and is up 8.62% for the year to date. The Dow Jones Industrial Average returned 0.71% for the month and 7.41% so […]

Why Some People Fear Retirement

May 31, 2017

Finances aren’t the only reason some people fear retirement. According to this article, people who have no financial worries don’t want to retire because they’ll miss many aspects of their work. They’ll miss the social contact, the structure, and having people come to them for decisions and advice. Higher-level employees and business owners will miss […]


What you don’t know about retirement can hurt you. In fact, just a few wrong decisions in your investments, taxes, or estate planning could completely derail your retirement plans. Worse yet, the rules of the game keep changing, making it harder to keep up. For these reasons, I’ve assembled all the key points – everything you need to know — into one comprehensive report. Click here today for free access.

Is Low Stock Market Volatility Bad?

May 30, 2017

Most investment analysts say that the run of low market volatility in 2017 will end badly. They believe that low volatility leads to a violent and usually negative run. Here’s an alternative view by economist Tyler Cowen. It makes some good points, though it doesn’t depend on data or market history to conclude things can […]

Investing and Political Uncertainty

May 25, 2017

How do you invest in a time of high political uncertainty and volatility? We had to deal with that issue several times in the recent past, and most investors handled it the wrong way. After months of very low volatility and what I’ve been calling complacency, investors had a wake-up call last week. A special […]

Managing Today’s Overlooked Risks

May 23, 2017

Investors and markets have been calm and steady for a while. That’s generating some profits but means some risks are being overlooked or downplayed. The U.S. economy continues to grow. The low first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth didn’t reflect the real state of the economy. The bulk of the data reported during the quarter […]

Managing Your Taxable Accounts for Maximum After-Tax Returns

May 23, 2017

Too many investors wait until late in the year to maximize after-tax investment returns. That costs them a lot of money. Later this year, most financial publications and websites will run articles on “year end tax planning for investors.” The problem is you should be mulling these strategies all year. Every time you consider a […]

February 2021:

Congress Comes for your Retirement Money

A devastating new law has just been enacted, with serious consequences for anyone holding an IRA, pension, or 401(k). Fortunately, there are still steps you can take to sidestep Congress, starting with this ONE SIMPLE MOVE.

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