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Cash is King

I often borrow a phrase  “Big Hat No Cattle” from a book called The Millionaire Next Door and it’s That means you live an affluent lifestyle, but have very little money saved compared to what you’ve earned. I would like to suggest it starts with

529 College Savings Plans for the Unborn

Want to help your yet-to-be-born grandkids pay for college? You can’t start too soon. If “compounding returns” are the Eighth Wonder of the World, then the more time to compound the better! Why not set up and start funding 529 college savings accounts for your

Trump Wins! My Economic View

Donald Trump is our President-Elect and a tidal wave of fiscally conservative change may be in store for our country. As a conservative (the less government intervention the better) , I couldn’t be more excited about the policy changes that have been promised. My economic

Bond Risk – You Should Understand This

Perhaps it is time to take a fresh look at your portfolio and make sure you have a better understanding of the bonds or bond mutual funds you may own. Bonds prices have generally been rising for around 30 years as interest rates have fallen.

Lifeboat Drill for Your Portfolio

Lifeboat Drills should be done BEFORE your ship has issues. Now that the stock market has fully recovered from the horrific January, it makes sense to question if you are able (or want) to stomach those kind of paper losses or not.  I think of

Why Pay More Income Tax Than You Have To?

If you are not a member of Congress, you are not a “lawmaker.”  While you do not make laws, you retain some control over what you do to take advantage of the laws for your own benefit.  For instance: WHY PAY MORE INCOME TAX THAN

The Big Lie

The Big Lie is that creating a higher standard of living leads to a higher quality of life. Having more money or nicer things allows you to pay for nicer things and borrow more money, but doesn’t mean you will have a better quality of