Warning Signs of Untrustworthy Financial Advisors

A financial advisor that you feel you can trust is not automatically one who is trustworthy. Making that distinction can be crucial to your financial well-being. “Feeling” that a person is trustworthy or “listening to your gut” is not a safe...

Political Bets As Risky as Stock Market Timing

As an admitted political junkie, I am among the “fans” for whom a US Presidential election is similar to football’s Superbowl or soccer’s World Cup. This year, I found a way to combine my interest in politics and my competitive, entrepreneurial...

How Much Money Equals Wealth?

How much money do you need to have to be considered rich or wealthy? The best answer is “it depends,” considering your definitions of rich and wealthy. Are they terms defined by one’s net worth, income, or overall wellbeing? Is the context local, national,...

Making Sense Of Confusing Stock Market Behavior

Watch this video on YouTube One of the most asked questions I get is, “Why is the stock market going up when the economy continues to get worse? This makes no logical sense.” More workers file for unemployment every week. Over 20% of our workforce is...

Realities and Risks of Being a Landlord

Watch this video on YouTube In a recent column on ways to share an unneeded stimulus check, I suggested you could consider giving it to someone struggling to pay their rent. Initially, I added, “Doing so will benefit both the renter and the landlord.” Upon...

How To Pass On Benefits of A Stimulus Check

Watch this video on YouTube Recently a client called with this dilemma: “I’m probably going to get one of those government checks. But I don’t need it. I’d be embarrassed to take it. How can I return it?” The government checks in question...