Six Signs that You are in Good Financial Shape.

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Gauging Your Financial Well-Being Six signs that you are in good shape. How well off do you think you are financially? If your career or life takes an unexpected turn, would your finances hold up? What do you think will become of the money you’ve made and saved when you are gone? These are major […]

Alternative Approaches to Retirement Planning

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Is the conventional wisdom for everyone? Questioning traditional assumptions about retirement planning can be illuminating. Some retirement planners and economists argue that they need to be reexamined. Does most retirement planning focus on the future at the expense of the present? One noted economist makes that case. Laurence Kotlikoff, the former White House economic advisor […]

Investment Themes & Strategies Podcast Episode 1

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Show Notes: Investment Themes & Strategies: Podcast Episode 1: 1.  I want to help you grow, protect, and share your wealth –       If I help you have more, you can give more and make the world around us a better place –       We will look at themes & strategies to help you accomplish this –       […]

Are You Making These Classic Investment Mistakes?

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Classic Investing Mistakes How many can you prevent yourself from making?  Year after year, in bull and bear markets, investors make some all-too-common blunders. They have been written about, talked about, and critiqued at some length – and yet they are still made. You can chalk them up to psychology, human nature, perhaps even a […]

Why I am Buying Volatility

From WallStRenegade.com By Chris Kidd, Senior Option Strategist at Wall St. Renegade As a professional investor and an options trader, I keep a close eye on the markets, look for patterns, and always look for what’s coming next. While it is impossible to be right all the time, it is very possible to see indicators that […]

Is the Economy Still Recovering?

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The Economy Heads for Normal A look at the fundamentals affirms the hunch.  The stock market may be up and down this year, but America’s economic recovery seems to be proceeding at a decent pace. Anyone who wants some evidence of that can find it in some key fundamental indicators. Pessimists may counter: didn’t the […]

6 Steps to Get Out of Debt

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6 Steps to Take NOW!   Why not plan to lighten your financial burden?   Positive moves to counteract negative cash flow. The financial analysis website nerdwallet.com keeps track of the various debts common to the U.S. household. As of April 2014, they’ve found an average mortgage debt of $154,365. They have also discovered an […]

How to Deal with College Debt

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Coping With College Loans Paying them down, managing their financial impact. Are student loans holding our economy back? Certainly America has recovered from the last recession, but this is an interesting question nonetheless. In a November 2013 address before the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Assistant Director Rohit Chopra expressed […]