The Business of Life

The word business usually conjures up the image of work…. not necessarily life.  But I recently come across the following quote: “The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end that’s all there is.” The individual choices that we all make in our lives are personal and significant.  How we choose to […]

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U.S. Continues to Move to Energy Independence: Benefits to Stock Investors

One of the key missions of this financial blog is to highlight the tremendous news regarding our exciting futures due to the constant innovations all around us.  We believe this is a useful counterweight to the daily drumbeat of bad economic news that fills the airwaves: the aggregate U.S. debt passing $20 trillion, stubborn unemployment, […]

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How many brand names does P&G have?

How could understanding the incredible amount of strong brands owned by one of the largest companies help us be better investors?  I thought of that last Sunday morning as I was doing my traditional Sunday morning routine of looking over the Sunday Bergen Record.   One of the best conveniences is having the local Bergen County newspaper delivered to […]

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Invest…Like a Girl!

 What does it mean to do something “like a girl”? There is a new ad campaign that addresses this question. And in the past, the statement made it seem like doing something “like a girl” is a bad thing. Click here for the ad: Like A Girl As most of you already know, our household is […]

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What Uber can teach us about India?

By now nearly everyone has heard of the car delivery service Uber and its competitor Lyft.  Maureen and I have begun to use the services of both companies and are amazed how advanced technology has made this service possible.  We are also a little sad that we didn’t think of it before them! For those […]

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Improve your Experience Saving with a 401(k)

As you get older, you begin to realize that you wish you had done some things differently during your lifetime.  One major concern that we hear is that people wish they had planned for their retirement much earlier in life.  When you are young and busy building a career and family, the thought of retirement planning does […]

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Take this additional action when you change the clocks!

Sunday March 12th, 2017 is the official date for Daylight Saving Time. The time has come to move the clocks one hour ahead…..finally.  The feeling of spring will soon be in the air and the arrival of warm sunshine and longer days. With the change of the clocks, the customary change of your smoke detector batteries […]

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Should you continue to own International companies?

It’s been a common question that we’ve been getting lately Should I continue to own International Companies? The question is understandable because international stock markets in aggregate have under-performed their United States counterparts for several years.  These trends are commonplace when you look back through the history of the global stock markets with the U.S. […]

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How to Choose a Guardian? 7 Questions to Consider

How to Choose a Guardian? 7 Questions to Consider

Becoming a parent is one of the most joyous occasions in your lifetime.  When the little bundle of joy is handed to you for the first time, the feelings are overwhelming.  First, there is a feeling of awe, that you have created this little person with ten little fingers and ten toes. Then comes the […]

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2 Similar Commercials – Betfair Casinos and Interactive Broker

What do these two commercials from Betfair Casinos and Interactive Broker that recently aired in New Jersey have in common?  One promotes the ability for people to gamble from their homes as if they were at one of the failing Atlantic City casinos, and the other commercial promotes the ability for individual to actively trade stocks […]

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