Yearly Archives: 2008

Wall Street Journal’s Tips for Surviving this Financial Nightmare

Wall Street Journal’s Tips for Surviving this Financial Nightmare

Brett Arends from the Wall Street Journal Personal Finance Section wrote a great article titled, “What You Can Do Right Now – Unpredictable Politics make this a tough moment to invest.  Here are some sound strategies for protecting – and still growing – your money.” The article provides 10 basic tips, in his opinion 10 tipsContinue Reading

Increase in FDIC Limits? Who Cares?

Increase in FDIC Limits? Who Cares?

CNBC has highlighted the major pork add-ons in the 2nd bail out bill bumping it up to a slim 400 pages!  There is one that is getting a lot of press, but I am confused why.  CNBC highlights that, The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp’s current insurance limit on bank deposits would rise to $250,000 per accountContinue Reading

Carnival of Personal Finance #172

My article, “Leave your Retirement Account Alone” was chosen for the Carnival of Personal Finance #172hosted by Debt Kid.  A great Carnival, here are a few of my fav. articles:   The Happy Rock, provides a place to watch “In Debt we Trust.”  I haven’t had the opportunity to watch it yet, but I look forward toContinue Reading

Naming a Trust as Beneficiary of an IRA

Naming a Trust as Beneficiary of an IRA

As the baby boomers get older, and we continue to hear the oft repeated saying, We are about to experience the greatest transfer of wealth in history One of my planners recently asked my opinion about a situation – his client, a concerned parent, is about to retire and has approximately $2,500,000 in qualified moneyContinue Reading

Leave your Retirement Accounts Alone!

Leave your Retirement Accounts Alone!

I often check the online personal finance section of the Wall Street Journal (found here); many times I find interesting articles which range from the topics credit card debt all the way to macroeconomic theories, but in all honesty, today’s top headline frightened me! The title of the article is, “Investors Pull Money Out of Their 401(k)s”Continue Reading