December 2013

How to evaluate your financial advisor

Just looking at your return compared to an index does not tell you the real value of your advisors benefit to your financial health…. Look at the big picture: Many advisers provide a range of services—from helping clients find a mortgage to helping them create a lifelong financial plan—that go beyond investing.                                         As such, it…

How can an extra 1% lead to building wealth over time?

A great New Years resolution. Instead of drastically changing your budget, pledge to increase your retirement contributions by 1% each year. This painless strategy will have enormous effects on your wealth over a decade.

Three reasons investors should listen to Pope Francis

  Inequality, corruption, and incompetent regulation are awful ingredients for a healthy economy. While partisan hacks have criticized the Pope for being a commie, they know not what they do. Pope Francis is trying to save capitalism from itself.   We have tremendous inequality in our country. This Gatsby chart shows how socially immobile we…