Anthony Isola

We Must Engage And Rearrange…..When Is My Retirement?

Some perspective on Black Friday sales, Everything is 100% off if you don’t buy it. How about reading our terrific links instead? Should you sell your home because its price has increased substantially? A Wealth Of Common Sense There are ways to combat inflation in retirement. Bloomberg Here are some great sites to make your…

Nobody Likes Free Riders

Closet Indexing and legacy admissions have something in common. They both suck. Nobody likes free-riders. Closet indexing occurs when active mutual fund managers mimic the holdings of a stock or bond index. The catch- they charge egregiously high fees for this “service.”   Tails they win, heads investors lose. Asset manager American Century recently was accused…

That Music’s Lost Its Taste…..When Is My Retirement?

Here’s a solution for inflation. Stop buying crap you don’t need. Funding your retirement account is a better idea. Start by reading this week’s terrific links. How much stock should you have in your retirement portfolio? A Wealth Of Common Sense Beware of annuity salespeople. Rethinking65 Overweight generosity in your retirement plan. BIG THINK Putting…

Wake Up And Choose Violence

Focused intention is a violent way of achieving results. Lasering in on tasks with deadly resolve takes no prisoners. Connor McGregoring, your next-door neighbor, isn’t part of the process. Early rising intention spreads 24/7 shrapnel. Morning routines aren’t just for the insufferable trying to not so humble brag their way into making you feel bad….

I Will Begin Again…..When Is My Retirement?

Time is your most precious asset. Please don’t waste it worrying about your retirement plan. Invest in yourself by reading this week’s terrific links.   Be aware of money’s nothingness. More To That The obvious isn’t always true. HUMBLEDOLLAR Is inflation terrible for the stock market? Of Dollars And Data Your diet may be the…

Everyone’s A Renter

We’re living on borrowed time. Avoiding reality isn’t a magic pill. It’s not easy, but staring down death is liberating Net worth isn’t immune from the Grim Reaper. We don’t own our investments. We rent them. It’s not a question if the transfer of financial assets changes –  it’s when. Years from now, a stranger…

I’m Not The Same As When I Began…..When Is My Retirement?

There are two sides to every story. Excuses aren’t the answer for not saving for retirement. Invest in yourself and read this week’s terrific links. Don’t turn your estate plan into a nightmare. Vanilla Stagflation won’t ruin your retirement. The Big Picture You might not be able to work past 65. InvestmentNews Ask yourself these…

Caring Doesn’t Equate To Competency

Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves isn’t a fashion statement. It’s a cold fact many families witness wealth destruction on a breathtaking scale by the time the third generation arrives. “The third generation ruins the house.” —Japanese proverb Rooting for the New York Giants is a case study of this unfortunate phenomenon. The Mara’s are good people but…

I Used To Be A Little Boy…..When Is My Retirement?

If your biggest concern about retirement is the proposed “Billionaires Tax,” you have no worries. For the rest of us, not so much. Read this week’s terrific links and allay your real or imagined fears. Relax! Inflation won’t destroy your retirement portfolio. A Wealth of Common Sense No Hyperinflation isn’t on its way. Pragmatic Capitalism…

Investors Need An Anti-Reading List

It’s what you don’t read that matters. Avoiding newspapers is an addition by subtraction. Outsourcing your thoughts isn’t a valuable life hack. Farnam Street concurs. Not reading news shows you how often what you thought was your thinking belonged to someone else. Thinking is hard. It’s much easier to let someone else think for you. Without…