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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The Challenge of Selling

The Challenge of Selling Selling an investment is something that investors ponder from time to time. The challenge of selling, whether that investment is an individual stock, a mutual fund, or an index fund, is that investors are left with the question of what to do with the proceeds? No matter the reason for selling,…

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Market Declines

Market Declines Market declines can cause great angst, uncertainty, and fear. During these times, maintaining proper perspective is essential to making good investment decisions. Three Perspectives on Market Declines Three perspectives I have found helpful are: Be prepared for negative news. There has already been talk of a bubble bursting and headlines promoting the “worst…

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The Problem with Stock Picking

The Problem with Stock Picking Did you start day trading in 2020? And did you get caught up in stock picking like millions of Americans? Maybe you downloaded Robinhood and started buying Zillow, TeleDoc, Peloton, or Zoom with your stimulus checks? What happened to these high flying pandemic stocks? And now that we have passed…

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Are 529 College Savings Accounts A Horrible Idea?

Are 529 College Savings Accounts a horrible idea? Horrible idea? While I was listening to a personal finance podcast a so-called “expert” was bashing 529 College Savings Accounts and saying how they were such a bad idea. Real Facts About 529 Accounts However, I’d like to provide a rebuttal to this alleged “expert” and share…

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A Dependable Forecast for 2022

Most investors love economic and market forecasts. With the markets so uncertain and volatile, our brain craves some sort of idea of what the future holds. But the markets are unpredictable – evidenced by the fact that no one can consistently predict them with accuracy. Of course, a certain forecast will be right from time…

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Market Contagions

Market Contagions It is the time of year when we are constantly reminded to beware of viruses. This year we have the return of the flu plus COVID in many parts of the country. But we shouldn’t forget about the contagion that knows no season, that of stock market contagions. Power of Sensationalism Forecasts, stock…

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