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Market Panic

January 6th, 2016 Posted in Business, Finance Tips

business-time-11291126308C1YDo not panic, selling in a knee-jerk reaction is one of the worst things you can do to your portfolio. In the future yesterday’s sell off will just be another blip on the chart. Remember if you sell you then have to decide what to buy and when to buy.  Selling should be done because of a planned exit strategy. Money that you need to pay a bill due in the next year should never be in the market.

Dreams

October 23rd, 2015 Posted in Business, Finance Tips

OwlUnderMoonDreams are what drive us, without a dream you have nothing to shoot for. Remember your small investment today will get you to your large dream in the future. Remember “A goal properly set is halfway reached.” Zig Ziglar

Conseula Mack Wealthtracker program

retro-radioIf you are interested in a quality and informative financial program, why not give the Conseula Mack Wealthtracker program a look see? It is on channel 15 WDSC a PBS station on Sunday evening from 7-7:30. There is also a very nice website with a free newsletter. The shows are up to date and not reruns. Remember you are investing for the long term not tomorrow.

Stop and Breath

September 10th, 2015 Posted in Business, Finance Tips

timeWith stocks up and down day to day you need to stop and breath and think.  If you have a profit and need the money within the next year you might want to think about selling.  If not look at your total portfolio and where you are planning to be in the next 5 to 10 years.  Remember your big picture.  If you are getting dividends and they are not in danger of being cut, you will get more shares for your money.  The shares will eventually go up in value.  Remember to think, keep control on your actions and behavior.

Fidelity IRA/401k account changes

August 10th, 2015 Posted in Business, Finance Tips

If you have an IRA and possibly a 401(k) you need to contact Fidelity and tell them that you want an update of your account  to report all cost basis on reinvested dividends and capital gains.  If you don’t the cost basis of your investments that you are seeing on your account will only show money from purchases and your dividend reinvestments will not be accounted for when figuring your cost basis per share.

Financial Plan

August 10th, 2015 Posted in Business, Finance Tips

When creating a financial plan one of the first considerations needs to be your personality type. Embrace your own aptitudes and abilities, everyone works differently. Ask for advice learn from those you respect but make it fit you. Example if 10pm is your best think time don’t try thinking at 8am, work with your abilities.

Dreaming big

goal setting photo: goal setting goalsetting.jpgWe all have dreams and desires try dreaming big, write it down, think about what you must do to achieve your dream and write up a plan. You will be amazed what you can achieve with a written plan. Writing your goals down is the first step to achieving your goal. Remember people don’t plan to fail they fail to plan. Plan and achieve.

Books on Finance

booksIf you are looking for an interesting and practical book about everyday finances try some of David Bach’s books. Everyone can learn something from them. Remember you can not eat an elephant all at once, but you can one bite at a time. Saving for retirement is the same as eating an elephant, just do it one ONE dollar at a time.

Books on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Start-Late-Finish-Rich-Achieving/dp/0767919475/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432081304&sr=8-1&keywords=David+Bach%27s+books

http://www.amazon.com/Automatic-Millionaire-Powerful-One-Step-Finish/dp/0767923820/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

http://www.amazon.com/Smart-Couples-Finish-Rich-Creating/dp/0767904842/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

David’s page on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/David-Bach/e/B000APHWYM/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1432081371&sr=1-2-ent

One year from now…

May 12th, 2015 Posted in Business, Finance Tips

crystal-ballWhere do you think and believe the country will be a year from now? Write your predictions down and revisit them next year. Many times the experts do not get it right. When deciding what type of retirement account to have, think about the future of the tax system. The tax code seems to change daily.

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