Thought for the Week:

"Money isn't the most important thing in life, but it's reasonably close to oxygen on the "gotta have it" scale." Zig Ziglar So I asked my clients, "which would you prefer; a plan that has a 70% chance of success or one that has a 90% chance of success?" We had been discussing how to …

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The US Economy May Surprise Us All

My Comments: Yes, the last few years have been very frustrating for those of us concerned about jobs, earning a living, having confidence that life will return to normal. The stock market has done OK, but you don't have to listen to politicians to notice all the empty buildings around town. To those who will …

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Hong Kong is Bringing Democracy to China

My Comments: The proper mangement of clients money is something I take very seriously. Not only because I’ve been entrusted with a critical component of someone’s financial future, but also because my livelihood is at stake as well. If I screw up your trust in me, my ability to buy groceries and gas for my …

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J.P. Morgan Weekly Market Recap – August 6, 2012

For those of you who pay attention and want to time the market, here’s this weeks best summary:

A Modern-day Depression: The Current Secular Market Cycle Mirrors the Past

My Comments: This article is further confirmation that these are not “normal” times. My efforts to help you manage your money cannot follow the traditional “buy and hold” approach that worked in the eighties and nineties. If you expect to have more money in the future than you have now, you have to be either …

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The Election, the Presidency and Foreign Policy

My Comments: Last Monday I got a call from a client who asked me to close her investment account. Her comments suggested she didn't expect Romney to win and if Obama was elected to a second term, the world was going to come to an end. She wanted her money under her mattress even if …

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The Only Solution to Our Immigration “Crisis” That Matters

My Comment: Apart from apparently boundless resources, this country’s greatness can be attributed in part to the immigrants who came here looking for a better life than the one they left behind. Millions of immigrants, including me, built our lives in this country. Given the opportunity, I like to return to where I was born, …

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How Long Must Your Money Last?

My comment: It’s common for me to express that I have no idea what the next several years are going to look like since right now, I have no idea what I’ll be having for lunch today. All I can do is help my clients position their money so as to increase their chances of …

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Weekly Market Recap – 13 DEC 11

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Expert: Social Security Doesn’t Contribute to the Deficit

This is a comment I came upon recently but cannot source. Mindful that the deficit is a major concern for all of us, and mindful that I am personally a recipient of a monthly check from Social Security, I want to share this with you. The question whether I am contributing to the deficit by …

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