Making Peace With The Market: 7 Habits Of Successful Investors

David Tepper, hedge-fund manager of the $20 billion Appaloosa Management, is nervous about the market (according to Jason Zweig's May 16, 2014 column in the Wall Street Journal). He’s not alone. The domino effect of big time money managers expressing their worry over current market prices is enough to shake confidence and motivate sell orders… Continue reading>

Your Moment Of Financial Truth

Some damned smart minds have cracked the human genome. New science and technology discoveries are made daily. So with all our native intelligence it should be easy to make wise and appropriate money decisions, right? Not necessarily. Even the brilliant—the scientists, engineers, doctors, software designers with great levels of expertise and knowledge in their field—don’t… Continue reading>

New Graduates: Ramping Up For Financial Independence

Diploma in hand, you walk, skip, stroll, hop, run or lumber into "real" adulthood. What's next? Maybe you’ve got a job waiting for you or perhaps an internship opportunity; or you might, like many, be left with the daunting task of finding a way to fully support yourself—to finally secure your independence. Being independent means… Continue reading>

Deciphering Your Money Mindset

You arrive at adulthood—somehow—after spending years in and out of school, learning from books, teachers, friends, the media and our parents. As a child, you absorbed lessons through experiences, often at the periphery of what you witnessed or overheard. The problem is, none of us could decipher whether those lessons would be helpful, supportive or… Continue reading>

The Game Is Rigged? Of Course It Is!

Since Michael Lewis’ book “Flash Boys” hit the street, the buzz has been loud and raucous. It started with the “60 Minutes” interview featuring Lewis and Brian Katsuyama, who helped parse out the high frequency trading issue.  “Trust is a differentiator?” Brian Katsuyama said incredulously during the interview. The fact that a significant portion of… Continue reading>