May 2014 Net Worth Update

I selfishly come back to this site a day or two after a new month to update and share my net worth growth (or loss).  Why is it selfish? I don’t think readers other than the few who, have taken a vested interest in my success, get a whole lot out of these net worth…Continue Reading

There are Amazing Lessons in Warren Buffett’s Shareholder Letters Part Three

When I finished Warren Buffet’s authorized biography The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life last month I knew I wasn’t done delving into all that is Buffett.  I immediately downloaded all of his shareholder letters.  If you are new to Buffett (beyond reading what other’s think he is thinking on investment sites) I would recommend…Continue Reading

Why Would Anyone Own a Money Market Account?

I was reviewing a client file the other day when I saw a line item on their balance sheet that I don’t often see today – a sizable money market account.  It may be a product of the unprecedented interest rate environment we are currently living it, but I am not sure why anyone has…Continue Reading

Do you have a Spending Cap with Your Spouse?

I was on my way to celebrate my brother’s promotion within the FDNY to lieutenant when The Wife called me to tell that she bought a bed for our son, but not to worry “she saved a ton.”  It took me a minute to calm down and figure out what was happening.  I originally thought that…Continue Reading

Managing Portfolio Risk For Long-Term Investment Success

Portfolio risk management is important for preserving initial capital and earning return with some certainty. However, it comes with mind-numbing complexity, and each decision can involve risk amid a never-ending stream of calculations. Because in the world of investment, it’s bound that a decision or two leave a dent in your portfolio. Add to that the…Continue Reading

6 Ways to Increase Personal Wealth at any Age

Whether you earn a little or a lot, there are ways to increase your personal wealth. The truth is, being financially independent isn’t only reserved for the wealthy. You don’t have to be born with a silver spoon or receive the best financial education to grow your net worth. However, you do need to make…Continue Reading