Invest Now When The Odds Are In Your Favor

As an investor, you come up with an overall approach to meet your objectives and then bring in the stocks, bond, real estate etc. to your portfolio to execute the plan. Of course you expect that there will be frustrations along the way – just like we can’t control the weather, we can’t control the markets. But, if you are willing to put up with the frustrations, by the end

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History Is An Investors Greatest Teacher

The market volatility of this week has continued to keep investors on the edge of their seats. This roller coaster ride leaves many repeating the same word heard in most news reports on the subject:  Unprecedented.  Although this is the type of word that perpetuates the fear that has gripped the current market, to me it seemed more than fitting.  That is until I took a look back in history

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Do Financial Experts Really Help?

There’s really nothing like a poor economy and a tumbling stock market to send people’s financial plans into a tizzy! So, where can we look for guidance and assistance in these troubled financial times? Some “experts” are now saying that this is the time to buckle down on spending with rising energy and food prices. Wow, I guess that “late breaking news” really caught us off guard – good thing

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The Secret of the Compounding Salary

I’m sure that many of you have experienced the torture of the dreaded yearly performance review at work in the past little while. I happened to be fortunate enough to receive the full raise that I was eligible for this year. While I’m not quite as excited about this as I am about getting a raise without doing anything, a raise in income means increased contributions to my investments and

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