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 hasContinue 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 thatContinue 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 theContinue Reading

Be Fearful of Financial Planners and Investment Advisors Who Promise Consistently High Returns

I came across a great proverb in a recent CNBC article titled, “Investments and the ghost of Bernie Madoff” that seems to line up perfectly when I ask the question why an “expert” really needs my money, Farr [an investment advisor], in an email exchange, recounted the tale of a college professor who had his studentsContinue Reading