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Month: September 2011

What are you telling your kids about the economy?

With all of the market turmoil over the last several years, what should you be telling your children? We know that our kids are watching and they know things are going on that stress us out. With limited knowledge of markets and economies, how do you explain to them...

Consider Mortgage Refinancing While Interest Rates Are Low

Almost everyone expected interest rates to rise when S&P downgraded US long-term debt. In a predictably irrational market response, long-term interest rates fell. While this downward trend may eventually reverse itself, now would be a great time to dig out all...

What Is Financial Therapy? – It takes two to tango

(This article is written by our guest blogger, Dave Jetson, MS, LPC-MH, QMHP)  The term “financial therapy” is beginning to create a buzz in the financial and counseling world. How financial therapy is defined depends upon who is asked. For the...

Diversification is Your Friend

“Don’t own stocks if you can’t stand volatility.” That was a central message at a recent investment conference I attended hosted by Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA). David Booth, CEO and co-founder of DFA, which manages $240 billion, told us, “Volatility is part of the...