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Check Out Free Courses at Yale!

August 19th, 2013 Posted in Business, Finance Tips

imagesFurther your knowledge. Yale Open courses are free and you can do them at your own pace. Try R. Schiller’s Econ 252. Trader planet is a good web site for very short but informative articles. A very interesting one titled Why Kids make great Traders from Sept 20, 2012 by Erich Senft. It can be read in the archives and you can sign up for their newsletter they do not send junk mail.

 

To Hot to Think Clearly!

August 13th, 2013 Posted in Business, Finance Tips

summer-Island-vectorLast week I mentioned HALT when making a decision and thinking clearly well I really think one more emotion, feeling should be added and that is HOT. The heat in August may cause you not to be thinking clearly. Take your time and take a deep breath when making decisions, and try to relax.

Plan and be happy!

July 30th, 2013 Posted in Business, Finance Tips

From a Fortune cookie “Money is gratifying not satisfying”. To make sure you are satisfied, have a well thought out plan. Down the road do not wonder what happened to your money.  Many people fail to plan and then are not happy. Be happy and plan ahead.

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Planning for the future

July 17th, 2013 Posted in Business, Finance Tips

When planning for your future you need to have a well thought out plan that is written down.  Have a time line for your dream so that it becomes a goal with a definite date when it will happen, other wise you may never make it.  Remember you only get to live once so make it count!

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Market Ups & Downs

July 1st, 2013 Posted in Business, Finance Tips

Remember that the markets normal is to move up and down, going from overbought to oversold. Stick to your plan, do what works for you. Stay humble the market is bigger then you. If selling you also have to have a plan to get back into the market.

— Michele

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Bumpy Road Ahead!

June 28th, 2013 Posted in Business, Finance Tips

Well it looks like it could be a bumpy road ahead. Remember your investments are for the future, if you need the money in less then 5 years it probably should not be in the stock market but something much safer, such as a savings account or insured CD. Jack Bogel presented an excellent speech on 6/26/2002 titled “The Telltale Chart” it can be read at the website Bogel research center under speeches. It helps explain why what is happening now will not matter that much in the future.

 

Future is ahead of you and it is all yours

June 17th, 2013 Posted in Business, Finance Tips

Well here we are at the half way mark for the year.  Time to look at where you have been and where you are going.  If you have a 401(k) or other retirement plan check to see what might have changed.  Know your investing options.  If you are planning on retiring within the next year or so start now to find out how you can move your pension or your choices if you leave it where it is.  Do not fail to plan for your future.  The future is ahead of you and it is all yours.

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Today’s Market

June 17th, 2013 Posted in Business, Finance Tips

In today’s market being attentive to what is happening, is a definite necessity.
Check your reason for buying or selling, do what is right for you do not follow the herd. Think when the market moves is it based on facts or emotions? No one knows what will happen in the future until it happens. A little thought can do a lot of good.

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Quote from Mark Twain

June 5th, 2013 Posted in Business, Finance Tips

“When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained” so as I mentioned last week keep your emotions in check, have a plan and write it down, and it you change it write down why you made the change.

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