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Stuck in a Trust

A trust can be an important tool in protecting and passing wealth down through generations. Knowing your options when establishing the trust is critical. The structure of the trust at the time of creation may not be as practical years down the line.

4 Different Ways To Buy Gold

There are plenty of ways for investors to buy gold and make the most of this commodity’s surge in value over the last few years. The methods used to buy gold depend on the amount that is purchased, collector value and current market conditions. Here are four ways for investors to purchase gold.

Move Your Assets Cheaply – How The Rich Stay Rich With Registered Mail

What I tell them strikes a response I always enjoy seeing. I nod my head and say: “Actually I transport my gold and silver the same way the Hope Diamond was shipped.”

Valuing Money – It’s the Subtleties That Bring Us Power and More Money

The way we talk and think about money speaks directly to the way we value money. In this article I will outline three key practices that, when practiced, will have a positive impact on the amount of money you make and keep-regardless of how much money you currently enjoy.

Will the True Victims Please Step Forward

Logic and good thinking is a hobby of mine. Conversely, dishonesty, misleading facts and poor thinking are very irritating to me which is why I probably I don’t like most news reporting. I feel like a good value I bring is to help people see wrong assumptions and myths in the world around us, particularly in the financial world…

A Brief History of Money: What’s Your Take?

The history of money and wealth creation tells us to work and earn. But isn’t that a sub-standard mental model of the world? There is more to life than working and earning. Learn how to live and earn.

Market Commentary April 2012

Equity markets got off to an outstanding start in 2012. Returns for the first three months represented the best yearly start since 1998, as the S&P 500 was up 12.6%. As you can see in the chart, equity markets were generally up 11%-13% with emerging markets up 14%. The broad bond market essentially broke even for the quarter, while riskier bonds, like high-yield corporates, were up as much as 5%.

Do Your Research For Stocks

Think you can invest in the market and win? Think again! Read this before you invest.

Distinguishing Between Wants and Needs in Life

Financial freedom and security come from regulating your needs and wants in a prudent manner. Money offers security, but it also takes away your security if it is spend on the wrong things. In order to deal with this paradoxical situation, you need to understand and follow the basic differences between needs and wants in life.

Thinking BIG: Tackling the BIG Questions

Ask yourself the big, tough questions. There may be substantial reward for building a business that solves BIG problems. Solve the problems you face and maybe you can live the life you really desire.

China To Turn Gold Into Cash

While many analysts in the West see it as a barbaric relic, China may be about to remind us all of gold’s real purpose within the financial system by reintroducing it as a global trade currency. Defying the West, China is growing in confidence as it heads for the number one spot on the GDP League table. Ignore this shift in power and wealth at your peril.

Sitting Under the AAPL Tree

Apple’s earnings along with many others continue to surprise to the upside, driving this NBA (Nothing but Apple) market higher. As I have referenced for several years now, the market has had a continuing trend of dipping in between earnings season and surging once earnings come up due to better than expected numbers. Strong earnings is a rising tide that lifts all boats. The worrisome aspect is that this infatuation with Apple eerily reminds me of 1999 when the Nasdaq was…

Women Need Empowerment in These Tough Economic Times

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair we had everything direct to Heaven we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. A tale of Two Cities- Charles Dickens.

Yes, A Reverse Mortgage Can Improve The Quality of Life – Done Right

Too often people hear “let your home pay you”. Well, there are more questions that need to be asked by the consultant. But – done right, a reverse mortgage can preserve assets, improve cash flow, and improve the quality of life for the older home owner.

Trusts Have A Place In Ensuring The Financial Freedom Of Your Loved Ones

Some people think that trusts are only for wealthy individuals. You should know that trusts appeal to a wide range of people. They are an important part of estate planning and the transfer of wealth.

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