The faith in fancifully high returns isn’t just a harmless fairy tale. It leads many people to chase hot performance that can’t last. The end result of fairy-tale expectations, whether you invest for yourself or with the help of a financial adviser, will be a huge shortfall in wealth late in life, and more years…

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As we approach the dog days of summer, the world’s elected officials are pouring on the heat in political debates ranging from Euro debt to global trade agreements. Greece and its creditors have been arguing over how much debt Greece must repay each year. The discord has led others in the European Union — even…

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The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets. ~ Will Rogers April 15th…what comes to your mind? Taxes! Taxes are painful. No one escapes them. They are essentially the rent we pay to be citizens of one of the greatest nations on earth. Every time you…

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People are notorious for saying things they don’t actually mean, particularly during an argument. On the flip side, saying things that have a different meaning than what’s intended is human nature and often the cause of an argument in the first place. After all, no one is a mind reader. CLICK HERE to read the…

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Who are the financial enemies you are fighting in the war of financial security and peace of mind? The three biggest enemies you have to face are debt, taxes and financial myths. Understanding the enemy is critical to winning the battles and the war for your money. Winning the war will never happen until you…

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America’s Financial Crisis – This is Not Only a Nightmare, It’s the Reality This is not a dream. America’s financial nightmare is our new reality. Never has there been a more critical time to make wise money decisions than right now. We live in an uncertain world wherein the last decade disrupted 80 years worth…

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You can’t pick up a newspaper or magazine or scan Internet headlines today without seeing something about the challenges of retirement and new surveys about how unprepared people are. Yes, it’s a concern. But consider for a moment that, really, it’s a personal one. You can solve your own concerns — you don’t have to…

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Five of the world’s biggest banks recently pleaded guilty to colluding to manipulate currency and interest rate markets. Apparently, by agreeing not to buy or sell at certain times, the traders protected each other’s positions and suppressed competition in the foreign exchange market. Collectively, these banks will pay penalties totaling $5.6 billion to the U.S.…

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