Enemy to Wealth #3 – Financial Myths

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…

The Heat of Negotiations

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…

Enemy to Wealth #2 – Taxes

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…

What’s That You Say?

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…

Enemy to Wealth #1 – Debt

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…

America’s Financial Crisis

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…

Over Thinking Retirement Planning

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…

Bad Behavior

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…