How To Feel Rich—Even When The Markets Are Down

    When markets are plunging and all the news is bad, it’s difficult to stay focused on your current action plan. Even though the gurus, analysts, pundits, money bloggers, newsletter writers and journalists are bombarding the internet, radio, TV and every other media source with news of the next collapse, you can get through… Continue reading>

The Law Of Unintended Consequences—And Your Money

A dentist kills a beloved lion and ruins his life. The invasion of Iraq results in region-wide instability and war. Burning fossil fuels creates air pollution. Introducing kudzu in the U.S. South (and rabbits in Australia) produces ecological disasters. Unintended consequences are like that. You begin with an idea that sounds great, at least to… Continue reading>

Buying Rental Real Estate Is NOT For Everyone

There are countless books and workshops and webinars from the real estate cheerleaders (you know who we’re talking about). You want to be rich, right? You just can't lose, right? According to them, leveraging your way to real estate nirvana is the quickest, easiest, most foolproof path to join the rich and famous. But not… Continue reading>

What Do You Mean The Market Makes You Nervous?

China devalued its currency! Greece is doing a Walenda on a tightrope above a flaming chasm of financial ruin! Puerto Rican debt is in the toilet! The Dow plummets hundreds of points! The chatter in the lunchrooms, locker rooms and Boardrooms is aimed at piecing together the meaning and ramifications of such global money events.… Continue reading>

Seven Investment Truths (aka How To Conquer Greed With Wisdom)

"My broker showed me how great my investment performance has been over the last few years!" How many times have you heard—or made—that statement? While we all know that past performance doesn't equate to future performance, our brains get dazzled by those 5-star rankings. Or that jaw-dropping return from last week/last month/last year. Somehow, a… Continue reading>

Just Because It’s Trending Doesn’t Mean You Should Care

  We are an addicted society. Constantly checking our smart phones, our Apple Watch or Buzz Feed's latest list. We have become so hyper-focused on #WhatsTrendingNow that we lose perspective of what is really important Like checking how your investments are doing throughout the day. Where is the Dow NOW and where will it close… Continue reading>