How to Retire on $250,000

How to Retire on $250,000

Last year one of my most popular blog series was a “How to Retire On…” $100,000, $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000. This was an exercise of imagination and logistics based on how I would retire if I had a minimal dollar to work with. I included ideas on how I would...
5 Ways to make your Portfolio Less Risky

5 Ways to make your Portfolio Less Risky

The media is reporting on the inverted yield curves, repo market madness with the banks, student loan debt defaults and plenty of other areas of financial doom and gloom. With all the spooky talk of a recession let’s look at 5 ways you can lessen the risk in your...
Living Life in a Non-Traditional Way

Living Life in a Non-Traditional Way

Living a non-traditional life can lead to a lifetime of adventure. Not only will you be able live as you wish but often it will lead to keeping more money in your bank account. The dream of a traditional home with a white picket fence is not as desired as it used to...
5 Conflicts of Interest in the Investment World

5 Conflicts of Interest in the Investment World

I was a full-service financial advisor for 24 years. It was the only career I ever had. Besides shoveling horse manure back on the farm I grew up on, it was really the only thing I knew how to do well. Often in my career, the manure I was dealing with in the financial...
5 Huge Benefits to being Debt Free

5 Huge Benefits to being Debt Free

It can feel like you’re dragging a big anchor around when you have a large amount of debt. Debt comes with stress and that can weigh on you mentally and get to the point where it even starts to affect you physically. Here are the 5 huge benefits to being Debt Free:...
The True Definition of Retirement

The True Definition of Retirement

Webster’s dictionary defines retirement as “withdrawal from one’s position or occupation or from active working life.” Society further defines the standard for retirement to happen at the age of 65.  If you fall into line with society standards, then you can’t...