Category Archives: Investments

Financial Loss Syndrome Doesn’t Just Affect the Wealthy

Financial Loss Syndrome Doesn’t Just Affect the Wealthy

I was reading the June Edition of Trusts and Estates Magazine, my favorite magazine, and found a very interesting article which is aimed at advisors and attorneys for very wealthy individuals; however it applicable to everyone during these turmoil times.  Trusts and Estates Magazine is an industry standard for those in estate planning – each…Continue Reading

How to Easily Evaluate your Asset Allocation with Morningstar Instant X-Ray Tool

How to Easily Evaluate your Asset Allocation with Morningstar Instant X-Ray Tool

Despite my licenses, I am not an not an investment expert, and I don’t begin to pretend to be one.  That being said everyone should know their asset allocation, and have an elementary understanding of asset allocation.  I repeat, everyone should have an idea as to what they are invested in, whether they have an…Continue Reading

Sometimes Saving Hurts! Declining Interest Rates Shouldn’t Lead to Rate Chasing

Sometimes Saving Hurts! Declining Interest Rates Shouldn’t Lead to Rate Chasing

I always thought one of the smartest things the Wife and I did when we got our wedding presents (read: cash) was to separate those gifts which we had to pay back (read: have the donor’s upcoming wedding), I even wrote a post it titled, “The Simplest Personal Finance Advice for Newlyweds.” In addtion to…Continue Reading

The More You Know About Investing, The Less You Know About Investing

The More You Know About Investing, The Less You Know About Investing

A professional baseball player knows more about baseball strategy than does a little leaguer.  A nutritionist is more likely to be able to figure out why you have been feeling run-down lately than is your next-door neighbor.   The buyer in a woman’s fashion store is better informed about what colors are trendy today than you…Continue Reading

An Investment Average of 10% won’t Guarantee Success

An Investment Average of 10% won’t Guarantee Success

An Investment Average of 10% won’t Guarantee Success I saw a great advertisement released by my office’s parent company today; I have never released what my office’s parent company is…and I am not about to start now! Notwithstanding my obsession with privacy, I couldn’t get over this info and felt like I should share. Each portfolio has…Continue Reading

For Most Investors Diversification is Key

For Most Investors Diversification is Key

I felt horrible today as one of the planners who works in my office brought up a client we worked on 2 years ago.  As I have explained in the about me, I am back office support for a lot of fee based and commission based financial planners. This particular client came across my desk…Continue Reading