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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Kyle Bass Interview on CNBC

October 6, 2012

If you scroll through previous posts, you will I am a big fan of hedge fund manager, Kyle Bass. In fact, once I even called him a man crush. The reason is he is able to take the 30,000 foot view. He isn’t the typical pundit-clown you see on financial news extrapolating one data point [...]

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Interview with Kirk Kinder about Exchange Traded Funds (ETF)

September 26, 2012

Below is an interview with me about the ETF industry produced by ETF Insights. Exchange Traded Funds Interview   Kirk Kinder, CFP® is the Founder of Picket Fence Financial, a fee-only financial planning and investment management company dedicated to saving folks from Wall Street. Picket Fence Financial does  this through a few different ways. One, [...]

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Alternative to Paltry Money Market Yields

September 21, 2012

Admit it. You hate bankers. It’s ok – I admit it. Banks assume a massive amount of risk yielding enormous profits. When the risks implode, the banks get a bailout. How do they repay us? They give us sub-1% yields on our money. I am not saying all banks are bad. I love credit unions [...]

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Common Estate Planning Mistakes

September 15, 2012

In a recent podcast, which can be found here, Dax Nelson, J.D. LL.M, discusses the five most common estate planning mistakes he sees people make. Among the routine errors, misunderstanding the asset protection provided by revocable trust is the most common. Other errors are choosing the wrong people to administer your estate, not updating your [...]

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