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My State Flunked Financial Literacy. How About Yours?

My CFP peers across the nation are probably tired of hearing me sing the praises of living in South Dakota. One of them recently emailed some disturbing news that put some sour notes in my “South Dakota is God’s Country” song. A recent national survey that ranked the...

Should You Be Afraid of a Bear Market?

“The Bear is coming! The Bear is coming!” Indeed it is. Should you be worried? No, if you have heeded my advice and diversified your portfolio and set aside a cash reserve. You can actually stop reading now. For everyone else, the answer is “probably...

Pandemic Fraud About Greed, Not Capitalism

I pay a lot of attention to current events, both domestic and global, consciously choosing to consume a balanced diet of news sources that lean left, right, and in the middle. Even with trying to look at issues from both sides and be aware of my own biases, I still...
How Couples Can Handle Money Squabbles

How Couples Can Handle Money Squabbles

How Couples Can Handle Money Squabbles By: Larry Light | Mar 14, 2022 Money is one of the biggest areas of disagreement for couples. Sometimes, it’s best to enlist a neutral third party to help resolve the conflicts. Financial advisor Rick Kahler, president of Kahler...

Average U.S. Salary and Your Financial Comfort Zone

What would you guess the average American worker makes in a year? This is the question Nina Strohminger, professor of legal studies and business ethics at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, asked her business students recently. Wharton is the...

Cryptocurrency In Your Portfolio, or Not?

Cryptocurrency has been getting a lot of headlines in the financial press the last few years, and I am often asked about investing in it. Many investment advisors expected the glory days of digital currency to be long over by now, yet it continues to get stronger,...