How To Ignore Fear-Mongering Headlines (And Still Sleep At Night)

Take a look at any financial website, newsletter or magazine and you will undoubtedly find stories warning you about the Chinese economy, the Fed’s interest rate policies, the impact of the U.S. presidential election, global oil markets, forecast corporate profits and market volatility. But none of these stories—while interesting to read and ponder—is worthy of… Continue reading>

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>