How Global Investing Is Like a Chocolate Chip Cookie

Why Global Investing: Think Of The Chocolate Chip Cookie

The smell of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies takes me straight back to my childhood. Mom would only use Nestle Toll House chocolate chips for those cookies. For her, and for me, they *were* chocolate chips. So what does that have to do with global investing? It is a delicious illustration (see what I did […]

Average Returns Are Misleading

Average Returns Are Misleading: How To Make Wise Investments

It’s not uncommon for people to base major decisions in their lives on the perceived odds of how that decision will pan out for them. Odds are like averages where the positive and negative outcomes are weighted to help people make decisions with their lives. However, when it comes to average returns, that kind of […]

Four Money Manager Secrets You Should Know And Use

Four Money Manager Secrets You Should Know And Use

Everyone has heard “past performance is no indication of future results.” But when it comes to investing what does that really mean? And, how can you use that understanding to protect and grow your nest egg? Being a smart money manager is like planning your route to the airport Let’s say you need to get […]

How To Make Successful Investment Decisions

How to make successful investment decisions

You know the old saying, ‘money doesn’t grow on trees?’ How much simpler life would be if that were true? Instead of worrying about building a financial portfolio and making the right investment decisions we could just reach for a branch and grab the next amount of money we needed. But that is not the […]

How Long Term Investing Is Like Cooking A Turkey

Be patient and let it simmer! You’ve probably heard of many creative analogies to describe the value of preparing for your retirement by making the right long term investments today. But I’m willing to bet that comparing your long-term financial planning to cooking a turkey is a new one. It’s likely a new, potentially scrumptious, […]

4 Top Benefits of Working With a Financial Advisor

4 Benefits of Working With a Financial Advisor

Some things are just too difficult or stressful to do on our own. Sometimes, what we need is a little boost or a jumpstart to get started on work that will ultimately improve our lives over the long term. It just takes the right motivation to energize ourselves, which is why it pays off when […]

Invest Wisely: A Tale Of Two Retirement Savings Plans

Save for the dream retirement! Every investor putting money aside for their future retirement savings plan must make wise decisions with their finances today. Time is a diminishing asset, and every year that passes by is another year you won’t earn more money to finance your retirement. That’s an unavoidable fact, and you need to […]

It Pays To Start Early When Saving For Retirement

It pays to start early when saving for retirement. The sooner you begin the better the outcome because when it comes to retirement, time really is money. Yes, you’re going to receive social security, and it is an important part of everyone’s retirement plan, but you cannot rely on Social Security to take care of […]

Before You Invest You Need a Plan

Before you invest you need a plan

Before you invest you need a plan so your investing has focus. Too many think that investing is simply about picking good investments and getting good returns. You won’t know why you’re investing if you don’t have a plan. Now this plan, which should be put together beforehand working closely with your financial advisor, should […]

Why Human Nature Is a Failed Investor

Individual Investors Are In Trouble Everyone wants to be great at investing. Very few are. For every Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger there is, well, the rest of us. Successful investors start with faith in the future, then add patience, and discipline. Successful portfolios start with asset allocation, add diversification, and stay on track with […]