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In Times of Change, Focus on Your Financial Plan

No one can guarantee when the markets will go up or down. Lots of talking heads and so-called “experts” like to claim they know when factors like news items or current events will impact how the stock market behaves, but it’s all guesswork.

Ready to invest in real estate? Take a close look at your margins

Is buying investment property a wise idea? Is it the best way to build wealth? Is rental property really ‘risk averse’?

Generation X? I feel your pain!

Generation X has some problems—and not just their own. Perhaps the biggest one of all is that this group has everyone else’s problems too!

A New Age of Opportunity

Change may be a given, but even when we know it’s for the better, shifting our own thinking can be quite a challenge.

Is “breaking news” killing your financial plan?

The fact is, all that financial “news” means absolutely nothing to the normal investor. Sure, the play-by-play changes in the stock market may make a difference to the day traders—at least for the day. And yes, the clicks on CNN’s website will make a difference to some marketing genius’s commission check. But for anyone investing for the long term, none of it matters. It’s just noise.

Doing more chores than your spouse? (You must be the mathematician!)

What most couples don’t realize is this: the mathematician in the house is getting a pretty raw deal.

7 Steps to Start Building Wealth Now

By being mindful of your debt-to-income ratio and leveraging your expendable income wisely, you really can start building your wealth now.

The mighty dollar: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Is a strong dollar all good news? Here’s a quick peek at the good, the bad, and the ugly about a high-flying dollar.

Stop the online marketing madness!

Keeping a lid on spending can be a challenge—especially when we’re constantly inundated with marketing that is designed to lead us away from those conscious, conscientious decisions.

Why ‘Tapering’?

“Tapering” will allow those awash in ‘cash’ to put their money back to work without shocking the system. The combination of demographics and historically large amounts of cash on hand will blunt most inflation pressures caused by a ‘normalizing’ of the interest rate environment.