Acting Like an Investor Many investors today unknowingly act like speculators. How do I know this? Because they are more concerned and influenced by short-term stochastic changes in stock prices than in the underlying fundamentals of a company. And when coupled with a barrage of negative news stories, it can be very difficult to act…Read More →
Oh snap! Your ‘advisor’ doesn’t do retirement planning after all. It’s an unsettling feeling to learn your Financial “Advisor” doesn’t do retirement planning. What does that mean? Have you ever wondered about the following topics? -When to claim Social Security benefits? -How does healthcare work before Medicare at age 65? How does it work after…Read More →
When Less Can Give You More We are generally in the pursuit of more. More income, more recognition, more opportunities, more happiness etc.… Because “more” often results in desirable outcomes, it is natural to think in terms of what we can get or do more of, rather than what we can do less of. But…Read More →
The Paradox of Investing How do you “feel” about your investment portfolio? Did you know that your feelings can often be an inverse indicator when it comes to investing? The Meaning of Feelings and Investing What does it mean when you feel the worst? What does it mean when you feel the best? Learn about…Read More →
What Game Are You Playing? How do you think you would do playing tennis and using a golf club, instead of a racket? Or driving down the basketball court wearing hockey skates? Using the wrong equipment for the game we are playing will negatively affect our performance. The same thing can be said for investing.…Read More →
Why Don’t We Pile Into Alternative Investments? Have you seen advertisements for “alternative” investments during this current year market decline? Should you be selling existing investments and piling into “safe alternatives” when you see your account balances at lower values? How “Safe” Are These Alternative Investments Really? Enjoy this video on how to view and…Read More →
Resolutions and Habits As New Year’s Day is now in the rear-view mirror, we can surmise that people are struggling to keep their resolutions. Indeed some may have already given up, perhaps with a determination that next year will be the year. A long-term study by the University of Scranton found that less than 10%…Read More →
Have You Considered this HUGE Expense in Retirement? Have you ever considered your largest expenses during your retirement years? Think Differently In this video, I encourage you to think differently about expenses and include one specific expense you may not have thought much about. Thank You Thank you for watching and I hope you have…Read More →
Three Investment Lessons From 2022 Lesson #1 – Surprises Happen In 2022, we were surprised by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We also experienced record high gas prices. In response to persistent inflation, the Fed increased interest rates significantly. This resulted in mortgage rates doubling and both stocks and bonds experienced double-digit losses for the…Read More →
The Only Forecast That Matters 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…Read More →
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