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Month: February 2023

Your County May Offer Free Real Estate Title Monitoring

Even after 40 years of specializing in all things financial, I constantly learn new things, often from readers. My most recent teacher was Eugenia (Gene) Thornton, the Recorder of Deeds in Kent County, Delaware. She emailed me in response to an interview on identity...

Investing, Done Correctly, Has Risks But Is Not Gambling

Is investing in the stock market akin to gambling? It certainly carries a reasonable amount of risk. Yet, done correctly, investing in the market is not remotely gambling. For comparison, consider games of chance. The best one to play is Blackjack. If you play every...
Setting up your Coupleship Inc

Setting up your Coupleship Inc

Setting up your Coupleship Inc ByLori Walsh, Ellen Koester February 13, 2023 The interview posted above is from SDPB’s daily public affairs show, In the Moment with Lori Walsh. Rick Kahler joins In the Moment to break down how couples can broach an important...

Do Rent Controls Really Help Tenants?

Given that I’ve been a landlord since I bought my first rental house at age 19, I was surprised to realize recently that I’ve never written about rent controls. Here’s the quick primer: rent controls are laws established by government, typically a municipality,...

Ask For Transparency, Not Just Honesty, From Financial Advisors

Transparency is a highly valued attribute that is routinely promised—and frequently undelivered. In fact, it often seems that the more loudly transparency is touted, the more opaqueness is practiced. Perhaps Shakespeare’s famous line from Hamlet, “The lady doth...