The financial news focuses on stock market volatility and where the market is heading. No one can predict where it will go. The best way to invest is to stay in the market - buy and hold. And, of course, to continue to invest on a regular basis. Don't focus on the noise of the financial media. … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Is the Financial Media a Help or a Hindrance
A father said to his daughter “You have graduated with honors, here is a car I bought many years ago. It is pretty old now. But before I give it to you, take it to the used car lot downtown and tell them I want to sell it and see how much they offer you for it." The daughter went to the used car … [Read more...] about Message for All the Recent College Graduates…and All of Us!
I was at the mall (yes - I am trying to help the stores) and passed by a bulletin board with the following header “NEVER RETIRE”. This caught my attention as the prospect of never retiring is not one that is commonly stated, especially as much of our concern is retirement planning. However, when you … [Read more...] about Never Retire…Keep Moving!
I know that we all want to focus on the future and the great things that are in front of all of us. However, there is one aspect of investing that I wish that we could bring back for investors -- even if it’s only the mentality. Back in the day, if you purchased a bond, you received a bond … [Read more...] about Bring Back the Bond Certificate Mentality
Later this month, the annual ritual of the National Football League (NFL) will take place. It is the NFL draft where each NFL team selects college players for their respective teams. Each team has scores of personnel that evaluate each of these players and their specific strengths and … [Read more...] about NFL Draft and Selecting Individual Stocks
Previous generations saved money to their portfolios with no intention of selling in the short-term, because they needed that money for the long-term. Our ancestors had the advantage of not being distracted by the 24-hour news media. When you are constantly reminded of investments, the best thing to … [Read more...] about VIDEO: What Can We Learn From Previous Generations About Investing