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Avoid becoming a Groundhog Day investor

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, […]

January 30, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Avoid becoming a ‘Groundhog Day’ investor

Groundhog Day has just passed. 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, […]

February 05, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Financial focus: Investment mistakes to watch for … at different stages of life

As an investor, how can you avoid making mistakes? It’s not always easy, because investing can be full of potential pitfalls. But if you know what the most common mistakes are at different stages of an investor’s life, you may have a better chance of avoiding these costly errors. Let’s take a look at some […]

January 16, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Five reasons not to be a “Do-It-Yourself” investor

These days, you can go online and invest, for modest fees. You can also visit various websites for research and watch numerous cable shows for investment recommendations. So, why shouldn’t you be a “do-it-yourself” investor rather than work with a financial professional? Actually, there are at least five good reasons why a financial advisor can […]

January 01, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Should you prepare for the “fiscal cliff”?

As an investor, you can sometimes feel you’re at the mercy of forces beyond your control. This may be especially true today, when the entire country appears to be on edge about the approaching “fiscal cliff.” What can you do in the face of such a dire prediction? First of all, you’ll need to understand […]

December 04, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Don’t take a “holiday” from working toward financial goals

We’re well into the holiday season now. And while the holidays are joyous, they can also be expensive. In fact, at this time of year, many people make spending decisions they end up regretting. But you can enjoy the holidays and still stay on track toward your financial goals by following a few simple guidelines, […]

November 21, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Raise your ‘awareness’ of benefits of life insurance

You may be unaware of it, but September was Life Insurance Awareness Month. And when you consider the lifetime of benefits you and your family may receive from life insurance, you might agree that a month isn’t too long to spend on this important part of your overall financial picture. Unfortunately, too many Americans are […]

November 06, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,
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