The New American Nightmare

Americans' confidence in being able to retire comfortably is at a record low, despite official government statistics that the economy is showing signs of improvement and the stock market hitting record highs.  Call it the new American nightmare:…

The question of Collateral

Continuing our journey to find the perfect investment (See questions on page 2), let’s discuss question 10 about collateral. Would the following be of interest using a savings account? Does your savings ac­count have this feature? Let…

To Control Or Be Controlled!

You want control.  Control of your life, your money, your thoughts, your wealth, your appetites, your desires and passions, etc.  Control is the thing.  It is prudent to keep the main thing the main thing. The late statesman H.I. Mencken…

Trust the Corner Banks?

As an American I value what people before me have done in providing me an opportunity to pursue my life's dreams. I am sadden however, that too many do not have the freedom to search for those dreams. Why not? Because they are in financial bondage.…

12 Characteristics of the Ideal Investment

There are many aspects to what makes an ideal investment (I have listed some of them below). The five most important are discussed more in depth here. For a quick overview of what you should think about keep on reading! What Makes the Ideal…
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The Truth Behind the Holy Grail of Savings Plans

To suggest that the 401(k) is not a good vehicle for retirement savings takes a fair amount of courage, considering the intensely fractious response such a statement garners from a lengthy list of “expert” financial advisors. Knight Kiplinger…