Something to consider when deciding on your financial goals for the new year. Necessity or pleasure, you will be in a better place with more money. Whatever you are planning to save this year increase it by 1or 2%. You will not regret doing this. More from Roger Nusbaum.. “There is no situation where…
Saving for retirement vs. college which should you choose??
Retirement wins hands down . For the simple reason there are multiple ways to fund college. There are no loans for retirement!! Read on from the WSJ….. Prioritize Retirement Here’s a piece of advice that’s tough for many parents to swallow: It is more important to save for retirement than for college. It may sound…
Why it is important for you to spread your money around? (Diversify your portfolio in $ langauge)
Who knows what will happen at the beginning of the year? This year if you put all of your money in Japan you would have made 50%. On the other hand if you bought the Gold Miners you would have lost 50%!! At the beginning of last year many “smart” people thought the opposite would…
Three reasons why your investment choices are like a diner’s menu
At a diner it is difficult for people to choose from a thirty page menu. This creates stress and often leads to a bad decision (Sushi??). This is called the paradox of choice. It is often the reason people delay investing. It will interfere with your choice of advisor, type of account, and the investments…
Where are the customer’s yacht’s?
There was a book written long ago by this same title. In one part the stockbroker is showing a friend a fancy yacht. The friend replies but where are the customer’s yacht’s? This reminds me of the new film The Wolf of Wall Street. Instead of the missing customers yachts, we are missing the victims…
How the Grinch stole the 403b
Luckily my district has great low cost choices. Other districts are not as fortunate. You must rise up and fight the powers that be. Pester your business office incessantly if your only choices are high cost funds and annuities. Your financial future is at stake…. http://403bwise.com/wisecracks/20101222.html
These celebrities should have spoken to ATI!!
It does not matter how much you make it is what you do with it that counts. A prime case in point are these 9 fools! http://www.aarp.org/money/credit-loans-debt/info-12-2012/celebrities-who-went-broke-slideshow?cmp=BAC-CENTRO-TABOOLA&utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=referral#slide1
Think of this while you are watching Leonardo Dicaprio making millions glorifying one of the world’s biggest sleaze bags
http://www.businessinsider.com/wolf-of-wall-street-victim-letter-2013-12 The truth hurts, it would not surprise me to see people trying to emulate this crook after watching this film.
How much money do financial firms spend on sales/marketing compared to investor education?
Surprise!!!(Extreme Sarcasm) $54 in sales compared to $2!! Caveat Emptor in its most extreme form. If you swim with the Sharks a lot of bad stuff can happen.
How many times since 1897 has the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 30% or more?
The answer is 11. Basically once every decade and every single time the Dow has went on to new highs. This is part of investing. Deal with it. If you panic during every market down turn you should not be invested in stocks. This is part of the game. Though it can be painful it…