Market Overview Webinar

March 6, 2013

In my last post, I promoted an upcoming webinar discussing where the market is as far as valuation and shorter term metrics. With the Dow reaching highs, I think this is awfully pertinent now. Let me know your feedback. Kirk Kinder, CFP® is the Founder of Picket Fence Financial, a fee-only financial planning and investment [...]

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Market Overview Webinar Monday February 18th

February 14, 2013

The markets are hitting highs. Investors are giddy. Let the good times roll…or not. In this month’s webinar, we will explore the longer term valuation of the markets as well as some intermediate and shorter term trends. If you would like to attend live, you can sign up here: I will also post a [...]

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So God Made a Banker

February 6, 2013

Here is a blog post making its way around the blogosphere by Brett Arends. It is a play on the Ram Truck commercial where Paul Harvey praised the American Farmer. Certainly, this is worth a read. To be read in the voice of Paul Harvey. And on the eighth day God looked down on his [...]

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Further Signs the Big Banks Rule Our Nation

February 3, 2013

Here is a solid interview with Matt Taibbi by Bill Moyers discussing how HSBC funneled money for known drug dealers. Despite this dubious behavior, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) slapped a fine equivalent to 5 weeks of earnings on HSBC. No one will go to jail over this. Some of the top execs may [...]

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TV Appearance regarding College Planning

January 31, 2013

Even though I have a face for radio, I somehow got on TV to discuss the 7 Mistakes Parents Make on the FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You can find the video here. If you want the information without having to look at my ugly mug, here are the main points regarding [...]

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Should You Listen to Dave Ramsey, Suze Orman, David Bach and Robert Kiyosaki?

January 10, 2013

In this Yahoo Finance interview, author Helaine Olen of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Financial Industry attacks the big names in the personal finance mass media such as Dave Ramsey, Suze Orman, David Back and Robert Kiyosaki. I haven’t read Olen’s book. However, her books seems to be the talk of [...]

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Fiscal Cliff and Lucky Charms

December 30, 2012

We have finally reached the end of the fiscal cliff drama. Tomorrow is the last day, or so we are told. this fiscal cliff is nothing more than an opportunity for ego driven politicians to get on TV. It is a manufactured crisis that draws the nation’s attention to the politicians, rather than where it [...]

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Discover why we are in this mess and where it is headed – Kyle Bass interview

December 20, 2012

I have posted before about my man crush on Kyle Bass, the hedge fund manager who made a mint betting against housing. Kyle’s 30,000 foot view of the economic landscape, which included the housing debacle, is prescient. I have argued for years we are in a debt deflationary environment and will continue to be there. [...]

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Long Term Care Insurance Webinar

December 18, 2012

Have you ever wondered if you need Long Term Care (LTC) insurance? What does long term care cost? Why is LTC insurance so expensive? At what age should you buy it? These questions and more will be discussed with Melissa Barnickel, CPA, CLTC of Baygroup Insurance. After ridding herself of boring CPA accounting jobs like [...]

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Christmas and Economics – What Could Be Better?

December 7, 2012

Here is a humorous take on economic theory wrapped in a Christmas carol (h/t Daily Capitalist). The parody attacks the claims that wealth is created by consumption – a common misnomer preached by Keynesians like Paul Krugman. The reality is wealth is created through savings, investment and improvements in productivity. Think about it for a [...]

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