New Financial Advisor Regs

May 6, 2016 by

I bet the financial industry fought tooth & nail this new regulation requiring financial advisors to “act in the client’s best interest.”

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Freelancer Taxes

Mar 15, 2016 by

Are you contemplating becoming or newly self-employed? Congratulations, good for you! But in your excitement, don’t forget an important piece: TAXES!

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Stocks: Too Risky for Retireme...

Jan 21, 2016 by

For the third time just since 2000, markets are again illustrating why the standard “expert” advice to retirees to invest the lion’s share of their portfolios in stocks is, for most of these small investor retirees, not only wrong but inexcusably irresponsible.

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2015’s Top 5 Posts!

Jan 7, 2016 by

Did you miss any of 2015’s top 5 most-read Money Counselor articles? Find links to all here.

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Holiday Giveaway!

Dec 23, 2015 by

FREE December 23, 24, and 25: my Simple Guides to Debt, Credit, and Wealth. Merry Christmas!

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Benefit of Saving $5,500

Nov 23, 2015 by

Hey: if you want to buy groceries, electricity, and gasoline when you stop working, you need to sock away some cash while you have paid employment. Social Security isn’t going to cut it. But if you need more motivation to save than avoiding being poor and miserable when you’re old, have a look at this.

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Active Management Pitch

Oct 27, 2015 by

MFS Investment Management unashamedly promotes active management. So how does its funds’ historical performance compare to index fund performance?

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March of the Hucksters

Sep 3, 2015 by

Once again, as stock prices quake and quiver, the financial services industry pulls out all the stops to preserve its cash machine—at small investors’ expense of course.

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Savings: Key to Happiness?

Jul 14, 2015 by

Earning more will likely make you happier, but only up to a surprisingly low point. But there’s no end to how much happier you can be when you grow your savings.

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Build Wealth WITHOUT Stocks

May 29, 2015 by

If you’re convinced you must buy stocks or risk retiring on a cat food diet, then the money management industry marketing machine has done its job! Good news: there IS an alternate view!

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