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Year: 2006

Tips for More Conscious Holiday Shopping

Once again, ’tis the season. To be jolly? No, to be shopping. One recent news report included the extraordinary statement that “holiday shopping is no longer discretionary spending.” No wonder the month of December can be a source of stress rather...

Moving Toward Money Harmony, 20 years and counting…

Rick’s note:  Our “guest blogger” today is Olivia Mellan, psychotherapist, money coach, speaker and business consultant, who hosts “Money Harmony with Olivia Mellan” on WWDB-AM 860 on Wednesdays at 10 am in the Philadelphia area....

Interior Finance and Your Net Worth

As most readers of this column know, I have a written a lot about the importance of the emotional side of money and how our beliefs about it affect, not only our investment decisions, but every money decision we make. I am still occasionally surprised that this idea,...

Surgical Investing

Watch this video on YouTube Listen to Rick’s column here: Download surgical_investing.mp3 I learned a few months ago that I needed shoulder surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. My best guess is that I injured my shoulder over two years ago doing “power...

“Investing” in a College Education

Listen to Rick’s column here: Download investing_in_education.mp3 Recently, I heard someone say he was “investing” in his kids’ college educations. I’ve heard that phrase before, but for some reason it caught my attention in a new way. I...