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Can You Retire While Your Kids Are Still in College?

Parents who start having their own kids when some of their peers are already becoming grandparents face some unique financial challenges. This is a topic Rick knows first-hand, so he had plenty to contribute when Dinah Wisenberg Brin interviewed him for an article on...

Look at Your Money Scripts to Keep Cool In Volatile Times

An article published online September 23, 2011, in Fortune/CNNMoney suggests that keeping a cool head during volatile times is easier if you deal with your own money issues. The author, Eric J. Dammann, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who offers an explanation of...

Timing the Market a Waste of Time

Theoretically, timing the market could give you a huge payoff. At a recent conference I attended sponsored by Dimensional Fund Advisors, Walton Wellington, Vice President of Investment Strategies, gave the following numbers. Suppose, 70 years ago, you put $1000 in a...

Rapid City Real Estate Market Better Than Average

According to an article on Yahoo Real Estate, the average time it takes to sell a home in the US stands at 117 days. The top 10 cities in the nation average 86 days or less. Tim Hoffman, office manager of Prudential Kahler Realtors, says Rapid City clocks in at a...

Learning From Investing Mistakes

As we’re faced with another period of dramatic market swings, investors who panicked and sold everything during the last crash have a chance to take a different course this time. Will they? Some investors who got out of the market last time learned from that...