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Financial focus: What can All-Stars teach investors?

John Zezini

Recently Major League Baseball’s All-Star game was played at Citi Field in New York. If you’re a baseball fan, you enjoy the annual gathering of the sport’s best players. And if you’re an investor, you may be able to take away some valuable lessons from the All-Stars — lessons that can prove valuable to you […]

Comments Off / July 21, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Plan ahead for your own Independence Day

John Zezini

This week, we celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, sparklers, picnics and parades. Amidst the hoopla, though, it’s always important to reflect on the many freedoms we enjoy in this country. And as an individual, you may want to use the occasion to think of another type of independence you’d like to enjoy — financial independence. […]

Comments Off / June 30, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Be aware of the need for disability insurance

John Zezini

It probably doesn’t show up on your calendar, but May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month. And you might agree that such a month is useful, when consider the following: • Three in 10 workers entering the workforce today will become disabled before retiring, according to the Social Security Administration. • At age 42, you are […]

Comments Off / April 25, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Financial Focus: Help Yourself Reduce Investment Stress

John Zezini

You probably aren’t too worried about it, but April is Stress Awareness Month. Each year, the Health Resource Network sponsors this “month” to inform people about the dangers of stress and to share successful coping strategies. Obviously, it’s important to reduce stress in all walks of life — including your investment activities. How can you […]

Comments Off / April 04, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Retirement, succession plans: “Must haves” for business owners

John Zezini

If you own a business, you may well follow a “do it now” philosophy — which is, of course, necessary to keep things running smoothly. Still, you also need to think about tomorrow — which means you’ll want to take action on your own retirement and business succession plans. Fortunately, you’ve got some attractive options […]

Comments Off / March 14, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Be aware of risks of not investing

John Zezini

You’ve no doubt heard about the risks associated with investing. This investment carries this type of risk, while that investment carries another one. And it is certainly true that all investments do involve some form of risk. But what about not investing? Isn’t there some risk associated with that, too? In fact, by staying on […]

Comments Off / February 14, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Avoid becoming a Groundhog Day investor

John Zezini

Groundhog Day is almost here. For most of its history — which, according to some reports, dates back to the first celebration in 1886 or 1887 in Punxsutawney, Pa. — Groundhog Day held little significance for most Americans. But that changed in 1993 with the release of the movie “Groundhog Day,” in which a semi-embittered meteorologist, […]

Comments Off / January 28, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »