Emotional Investing – Avoid Big Mistakes With Your Portfolio

Emotional investing can be a huge detriment to your portfolio. It’s another one of those interesting concepts, since humans cannot totally eliminate emotion. It’s a part of our existence! The key is to not only control it, but also recognize how it impacts your financial decisions. Confidence and a positive attitude are good traits to …

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Making Big Financial Decisions – Balancing Emotion With Sound Logic

Making big financial decisions is a balancing act. I’m sure you can relate as you reflect back on your life. As you go through the process, you probably think about being practical and sensible. However, as human beings, we are all driven by emotion. Emotion is what makes us so unique as individuals. It helps …

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Money and Patience – Give Yourself a Chance to Succeed

There is a funny internet meme that came out a few years ago – “Do I Run? Yes. Out of time, money and patience!” Unfortunately, many of us find it difficult to have patience for anything in our fast-paced society. When it comes to your finances, patience pays off in a big way. It is …

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Money and Self Esteem – Finding a Proper Emotional Balance

Do you feel that money and self esteem are closely tied together? That’s a very important question. All of us deserve to be happy and have a proper view of our contributions in life. Unfortunately, human beings don’t have it so easy! We are often times our own worst enemy. It’s common for people to …

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Money Arguments – Turn Conflict into Meaningful Communication

Money arguments tend to be the most damaging to couples. Studies around money and relationships clearly demonstrate a strong correlation. Money arguments are the number one predictor of divorce in the United States. Interestingly, this affects people of all levels of income, net worth, and debt. It is clear that meaningful communication around money is …

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Teaching Kids About Money – Changing the Conversation

Teaching kids about money is one of the greatest gifts we can give to future generations. This is a topic I discuss on a regular basis. I do not think it can get enough emphasis. For some reason, there is a huge stigma in our society when it comes to discussing financial topics. This causes …

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Home Regret – Avoiding a Massive Financial Mistake

There have been several articles recently on the subject of home regret. A sizable portion of millennial buyers are expressing regret when it comes to their house purchase. Unfortunately, home regret impacts people of all generations. If a house is a burden and the costs outweigh the benefits, it can be a boat anchor to …

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Financial Literacy – Changing the Conversation on Money

Financial literacy is one of the great mysteries of American culture. People in the United States enjoy a very high standard of living overall. For a country that has produced untold wealth for millions of people, the general lack of financial literacy in our culture is shocking. Many Americans struggle with money issues throughout life. …

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Opportunity Cost and the Daily Money Decisions You Make

Opportunity cost is something you deal with on a regular basis. Imagine this scenario in your mind. You were just told that you are being given a gift of $5,000. You can use it however you like. As the possibilities begin to swirl in your mind, you know that a big decision is coming. Should …

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Exchange Traded Funds – What Do They Offer for Your Portfolio?

Exchange traded funds are relatively new to the investing world. The first ETF was available in the mid 1990’s. They have become more popular, since they offer investors some unique advantages. What exactly is an Exchange Traded Fund? Do ETF’s deserve consideration in your portfolio? ETF’s are like many other equity securities. They are very …

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