Fossil Fuel Is Dead

Jun 14, 2017 by

Let’s discuss: Investors with a time horizon of more than 5 years should avoid fossil fuel-related companies, mutual funds, and ETFs.

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Why the Trump Bump?

Dec 27, 2016 by

The S&P 500 is up 5.8% since U.S. Election Day. Do investors love Trump so much, or might the reasons for the stock price run-up be a bit more complex?

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Building a Better Portfolio

Nov 17, 2016 by

Suggestions here from Joseph Hogue, CFA, on how to build a better investment portfolio—crucial to a secure retirement!

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Our Dividend Portfolio

Nov 15, 2016 by

Revealed for the first time: Ms. Money Counselor’s and my dividend-paying stock portfolio! Yes, we do own stocks!

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Please Ignore!

Apr 19, 2016 by

What’s the worst sort of advice? “Standard” advice. Here are 3 pieces of standard financial advice best ignored.

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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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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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August 24 ETF Calamity

Aug 31, 2015 by

If you own ETFs, for your own protection you must understand what August 24th’s price crash revealed about the risks of these investments.

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Latest Stock Meltdown(s!)

Aug 27, 2015 by

Feeling panicky about your stock investments? Maybe that’s because you have good reason.

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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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