How European Banks are Hurting Your Retirement

How European Banks are Hurting Your Retirement

By Andrew

If you’ve been following the market recently, you’ve seen a lot of up and downs that the headlines claim are the result of issues and actions in the Eurozone.  Maybe you all have the same question I do…what does the Eurozone have to do with stocks in the US?  Let’s take a look at the…

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Emotional Investors

Emotional Investors

By Andrew

Humans are emotional.  That statement is true if you look at the top movies for the weekend (50/50, for example) and it’s true if you watch how investors work.  Investors are prone to mistakes based on emotional factors, so let’s take a look at a few: “I like this company” Liking a company doesn’t mean…

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The Politics of the Economy

The Politics of the Economy

By Andrew

The hottest topic in politics these days is the economy, for good reason of course.  The U.S. is facing a very difficult time.  The fast plunge of the economy and hardship of the recession appear to be behind.  Companies are making money (take Apple for example, which is experiencing excellent sales), but unemployment remains high….

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Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers

By Jeff

There’s a whole lot of shaking going on, and yes, I had to resist very much to not put a great Elvis picture in this post, but that tagline was just too hard to resist. As bad as the pun may be, the story is still true. The markets are all over the place, there…

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Down Goes the Market!

Down Goes the Market!

By Andrew

The stock market has dropped faster than a prize fighter that just took one on the jaw.  It’s been a rough couple of weeks.  In large part, debt, as we have been discussing, has been to blame.  Let’s take a look at some of the recent news items: S&P Downgrades the US Credit Rating: The…

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Is Debt Bad??

Is Debt Bad??

By Andrew

With all the discussion around the debt ceiling, many residents of Main St are likely wondering: Is debt bad? The answer isn’t black and white.  Debt is good, when used correctly and responsibly.  So let’s cover how and when to use it. Mortgages: Mortgages have gotten a lot of press lately, and not in a…

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Personal Finance for Main St

When residents of Main St look for news on how the economy is performed that day, it's often reported in terms of how the "Dow" or the S&P 500 performed that day. So what is the Dow? Ditto for the S&P 500?

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