Crises in Context

Crises in Context One thing investors can count on is that they will hear numerous reports economic and market crises throughout their investment experience. Some of these will be actual crises; the majority will be nothing more than noise. Crisis du Jour The crisis du jour, as spewed by the financial media, pertains to predictions…

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Thoughts on Thinking

Thoughts on Thinking The ability to think clearly and draw correct conclusions is necessary in everyday life, especially when it comes to making important decisions. But thinking critically is not natural; it’s not the way our brains are hardwired. Instead, we are hardwired to follow the path of least resistance, which often results in hasty…

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How can you (financially) bless your spouse?

How can you (financially) bless your spouse? Did you realize you can bless your spouse from a financial perspective, by doing tax planning in the here and now? While most people don’t like to think about leaving their spouse a widow or widower, it’s a reality that faces most couples. Widows/widowers taxes nearly double after…

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Ignoring the Noise (Market Predictions)

Ignoring the Noise (Market Predictions) Stock market predictions can be quite alluring. Especially those that are extreme and/or use fear-inducing images. Such predictions can influence our opinions and ultimately our decisions. For that reason, it is important that we protect ourselves from their subconscious, and potentially damaging, influence. Characteristics of Believable Market Predictions Predictions that are believable do…

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The Holy Grail of Investing

The Holy Grail of Investing Most investors would love to find the Holy Grail of investing – an investment that provides great returns with very little (or no) risk. Many investors consciously acknowledge that such an investment doesn’t exist. But we may still be attracted to that investment because of how badly we wish it…

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Is saving in cash really safer than investing?

Is saving in cash really safer than investing? Are you fearful of seeing your investments decline in value? Do you feel saving and moving your investments to cash is safer for your money? What is safe vs. what is risk? Where is the real risk? Investing in the great companies of American and the world?…

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Stop listening to BILLIONAIRES

Why you need to stop listening to BILLIONAIRES for investing advice Are you taking your investing cues from multi-billionaires and talking heads on TV? Do you think these billionaires have the right ideas and guidance for you? Learn why you need to STOP listening to billionaires’ ideas and financial advice as meaningful for you and…

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Investing Amid Uncertainty

Investing Amid Uncertainty Many investors express discomfort when things are uncertain. This is especially true when experiencing “heightened uncertainty,” such as with the current Eastern European conflict. However, uncertainty is not just a fact of economic and investment markets, it is a fact of life. Our future, by definition, is uncertain. There are times when…

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What would happen if you were blindsided?

What would happen if you were blindsided? What would happen if you were blindsided in your car as you drive home from work tonight? Not an accident leading to your death, but you simply are injured, can’t work, and your spouse is left having to piece together accessing accounts and contacting key people? The value…

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When is $10,000,000 not enough?

When is $10,000,000 not enough? When is $10,000,000 still not enough money? It’s a common belief that if you only had millions of dollars, all your problems and issues and dreams would be solved and realized. But is this really true? What if your circumstances and investment portfolio have less impact on your personal happiness…

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