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Tag: Financial Advice

BYOB? Don’t Join This Party.

Watch this video on YouTube BYOB–or not. Sorry, I’m not inviting you to a “bring your own beverage” party. I’m warning you away from a get-rich scheme called “Be Your Own Banker.” This idea has floated around the Internet and late-night television for a while...

Take a Close Look at Timeshare Costs

Watch this video on YouTube For residents of places like the Black Hills, where the first day of spring usually brings a snowstorm, timeshares for resorts in Florida or Mexico can have a lot of appeal. They seem like a fun idea for a vacation in the sunshine as well...

Give Kids the Gift of College Success

Watch this video on YouTube Do you want to give your children the best possible chance to do well in college, earn higher salaries, and save more for their retirement? Then don’t pay for their college education. One of the most popular money scripts I encounter...

Diversification Is a Balanced Investment Diet

Watch this video on YouTube With displays of Valentine candy in every store, February is the perfect time to talk about chocolate. A creative financial planner might even steal Forrest Gump’s analogy and say, “Diversification is like a box of...

Betting on a Winner With International Bonds

Watch this video on YouTube US investors and fans of the St. Louis Rams have something in common. Both have seen their home teams fall from prominence to mediocrity in the past ten years. In 2000 the Rams won the Super Bowl, but in 2011 they ended the season tied for...