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Don’t get frightened by these scary investment ideas

Halloween has just passed. Of course, whether you’re navigating the dark corridors of a “haunted house” or just dealing with the “creepy” characters coming to your door demanding candy, you’re probably not too fearful of the sights of the season. But as you go through life, you’ll want to avoid some things that really are […]

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

Are you on track toward your financial objectives?

It’s been almost two years since turmoil began in the financial markets. And during that time, your own financial picture, along with that of virtually every other investor, has probably changed. Still, you can do a lot to get back on track toward the future you’ve envisioned — and you can start today. What moves […]

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

What’s your retirement “contingency plan?”

You probably have thought about what you’d like to do during your retirement years. But all your plans probably depend, to at least some extent, on your financial situation. What happens if you reach the age at which you wish to retire and you just don’t have the money you thought you’d have? If this […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

What’s your retirement “contingency plan?”

You probably have thought about what you’d like to do during your retirement years. But all your plans probably depend, to at least some extent, on your financial situation. What happens if you reach the age at which you wish to retire and you just don’t have the money you thought you’d have? If this […]

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

Are you an “efficient” investor?

Generally speaking, if you’re efficient at a particular task, you’ll get good results without wasting effort. As you’ve already learned from your life experiences, it’s usually far better to be efficient at something than to be inefficient — and that’s certainly true with investing. So, what can you do to become a more efficient investor? […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

What do new investors really need to know?

If you’re starting out as an investor, you might be feeling overwhelmed. After all, it seems like there’s just so much to know. How can you get enough of a handle on basic investment concepts so that you’re comfortable in making well-informed choices? Actually, you can get a good grip on the investment process by […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Can “excess” retirement dollars help your grandchildren?

National Grandparents Day is observed on Sept. 8. And although this “Day” is not as widely known as Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, it does remind us of the importance of grandparents. If you’re a grandparent yourself, you may be thinking of ways to help your grandchildren on their journey through life. One of the […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,
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