In 2014, resolve not to “time the market”. “Time in the Market” is one key to long-term investment success. When you look at the chart below you will see just how bad retail (non-professional) investor’s performance is compared to what they could have made had they only been “buy and hold” investors. THE NUMBERS […]
Eating a large quantity of wheat is a major reason for the belly you have today. Lose the wheat; lose the belly fat. Today’s wheat is not the wheat your grandparents ate. It is processed and has a very negative impact on your body and health. In this blog entry, you will discover how to […]
It has been a memorable year and I hope my blog (over 5,000 hits in 2014) has captured some of the moments that impacted our lives and will help us plan for the future. I’ll take this time to re-share my some of my most popular blogs from this year and for fun ask that […]
I’ve got Christmas shopping bills coming due. How about you? Today, I will tell you how two simple tax strategies will save me $2,800 this year. They may work for you as well. The first will save me $1,000, the second will save $1,800 in income tax this year. Take 15 minutes at lunch today […]
Good planning can make life easy on retirees. Unfortunately, many people wait longer than they should to start planning. If you are wondering where to start or what you should review read about these three key mistakes that you should want to avoid: 1. Investing only in bonds or CD’s to generate income. This mistake […]
It’s not what you make, but what you keep that counts. 1. “Realize” Capital Gains by Selling Winners Many people sold investments a few years ago when the stock market plunged. For some, those sales created a tax loss that could be used to offset future capital gains. The gain or loss is computed simple […]
My favorite time of the year is here. At Thanksgiving, we give thanks and gratitude for all the relationships and opportunities we are afforded while at Christmas we give thanks for Jesus Christ. What a great time! If you are anything like me you are too busy most of the time to focus on living […]
What did I ever do with all the time I waste looking at my phone? I can hardly keep up with the explosion of smart phone apps, can you? I know my smart phone apps have changed my life, my access to information and time-wasting games. I usually hear about great apps from other people […]
What would happen to the cost of your auto insurance policy if oil changes were paid for entirely by your auto insurance? You wouldn’t pay at the point of service, but rather you would give them a card and they would send your paperwork off to your auto insurance company to collect payment. Laughable right? […]
When I went to college ( U. Of Iowa) the out-of-state cost was around $5,000. Four years and $20,000 or so later I and was done (thanks again mom and dad for paying). My first salaried job paid me $19,500, or almost the equivalent of what my four-year Big Ten school education cost. For the […]
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