Where Should I Put My Money? (A Guide to Asset Allocation)
March 31, 2016
I’ve got a problem. I suspect you have a problem, too. I can’t figure out what to do with my money. Can you? I just freed up some liquidity via the sale of my house, and I’m nervous about plow..
Short and Long End of the Capital Gains Stick
March 29, 2016
Are your investments making money? Have you been investing efficiently? Are you accumulating critical retirement assets? Are you achieving your ultimate financial goals? If you have answered yes to ..
How a Wealth Manager Can Help You Prepare for Retirement
March 16, 2016
We all want to live long, healthy useful lives. A solid retirement plan is one of the best means of achieving security in advanced age, and even sooner if one plans to build enough wealth to retire ea..
How a Company Like Procter & Gamble Can Set You Up For Retirement
March 10, 2016
As more and more people begin to enter their retirement years they are finding that generating income to fund their expenses can be very difficult. Before 2008, most retirees used a healthy dose of tr..
The Secret IRA Your Advisor Doesn’t Know About
February 18, 2016
Most investors mistakenly believe they have a “self-directed IRA” when in fact they really have a multiple choice IRA. You may self-direct your account as long as you buy stocks, mutual funds, o..
5 Safe Investment Tips for the First-Time Investors
February 15, 2016
What would you do if you become a millionaire all of a sudden? Ask this question to ten people. I bet nine would give you the most cliched replies that they’ll use the money to go on a vacation trip..
Top 5 Reasons to Invest with Betterment
February 4, 2016
Based in New York City, Betterment is a fairly new company that seems to cater to new investors. Their tools are not only designed for ease of use, but they can also help newbies to get a leg up in th..
10 Reasons the Rich Use Life Insurance to Create Wealth
January 25, 2016
Just a few short years ago, I was staunchly opposed to whole life insurance, because that’s what I was taught by national “gurus” 25 years ago. I wholeheartedly believed (as many peo..
Why You Should Add Real Estate to Your Portfolio
January 13, 2016
Although across history, real estate was primarily used as a tactical investment, it has more recently become popular as a long term core strategy as a result of increasing concerns about the future..
Extreme Sports and Investment Risk Tolerance: a Shaky Analogy
December 7, 2015
It occurred to me while watching professional trick skiing over the holiday break, “How in the world does someone learn how to do this?” Sure, I’ve skied before, but my journey from the top of t..
Forex vs Stocks: Which is a Better Investment?
November 27, 2015
One thing that everyone considering trading Forex is whether it’s the right choice. There are other options that you’ve heard a lot more about – especially if you have watched financial ..
Market Makers vs. ECN Brokers
November 25, 2015
Many Forex brokers advertise themselves as ECN brokers. ECN is an automated system that matches buy and sell orders for a variety of different investment vehicles. An ECN connects major brokerages and..
What Lies Ahead for Real Estate Crowdfunding in 2016
November 19, 2015
In the three years since the passage of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, crowdfunding has become a force to be reckoned with in the investing arena. Though relatively new, the real estate..
Here’s one Asset Allocation that Billionaires Recommend
November 6, 2015
“This stock is hotBuy this right now!It’s going to go higher. ” Sound familiar? If you watch TV or read the news about the stock market that’s pretty much what journalists, “specialists” ..
Should You Pay Off Student Loans Before Investing?
October 31, 2015
Millennials who have been out of college for a few years are starting to wonder if they should start investing before they’ve paid off their student loans. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to th..
Investment Trend Forecast for Real Estate in 2016
October 30, 2015
The Emerging Trends in Real Estate report makes projections in both commercial and residential real estate for the next year. A highly respected report, it surveys more than 1,400 people in the real e..
Investment Strategy is Not One-Size-Fits-All
October 23, 2015
There are many disciplines in life that people are willing to learn well enough to get by. Lots of people know how to make a pot of spaghetti, but never take it any farther than that. Plenty of people..