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Keep Thy Emotions In Check – Advice From Jonathan Clements

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Do market drops make you want to “do something?” Something like sell EVERYTHING and move your money to a CD or sell the one stock or mutual that is down and put that money in something that’s performing better? Sure, we all talk about keeping our emotions in check when it comes to investing but […]

The Real Key to Acheiving Your Goals

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

It’s easy to turn your dreams into goals on paper, but you’re much more likely to acheive those goals–and be satisfied when you do–if they reflect your true values.

Index Mutual Funds or Exchange-Traded Funds? How About Both!

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Yesterday’s Getting Going column, Spicy or Mild? When ETFs Are Better Than Index Funds (free), in the Wall Street Journal took a look at investing in index mutual funds vs. exchange-traded funds. Jonathan recommends using both: Use index mutual funds for accounts you’re regularly adding to or drawing on, while stashing longer-term money in exchange-traded […]

Millionaires Focus on Freedom

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Financial planners and “experts” love to look at people as individuals in a vaccuum. “Get educated!” “Save money!” “Start a business!” they preach, as though everyone is perfectly capable of doing such things but are somehow simply choosing not to.

Protecting Your Ass(ets) Should You End Up In Court

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Cute title, eh? Today’s Getting Going column, Protecting Your Assets in Case You Find Yourself in Court (Free), reminded me of my own story… Several years ago I was involved in a fairly minor fender-bender. The lady that I ran into (the accident was my fault) got out of the car and was standing on […]

Jonathan Clements’ Recession Advice: Cash is King

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Today’s Getting Going column (free) by Jonathan Clements is pretty interesting. He talks about the fact that current signs point to a recession or slowdown of some sort and that one of the ways to weather the storm is to have cash on hand for two reasons: 1. In case you get laid off 2. […]

Small Ways Wealth Begets Wealth

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Today’s Getting Going column by Jonathan Clement’s is titled The Small Ways Wealth Begets Wealth (free). It’s about how saving relatively small amounts of money can help you build wealth. For instance, by saving just $100 per month, a person can eventually build up a savings account for emergencies so that they don’t have to […]

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