Category: Personal Finance

June 28, 2012 Category: Personal Finance

Calculator: How Will Obamacare Impact You and Your Finances?

What does the Supreme Court’s Ruling on ObamaCare mean for you? Find out here.

October 6, 2011 Category: Personal Finance

25 Financial Documents That Will Protect You and Your Family

With the recent passing of Apple’s Steve Jobs at the young age of 56, we are all reminded that life is fragile and can end much earlier than perhaps we planned. One of the most selfless things that we can do is to confront our mortality now, while we are healthy, and make the hard decisions about how you want our estate handled when we pass.

September 22, 2011 Category: Personal Finance

Meet the Richest People in America…

Despite the stalled economy, the nation’s wealthiest are worth a combined $1.53 trillion, nearly equivalent to the GDP of our neighbor Canada. Their total wealth is up 12% in the year through August 26, when we took a snapshot of everyone’s net worth, meaning these affluent folks did slightly better than the markets; the S&P 500, for instance, was up 10% in that time.

July 21, 2011 Category: Personal Finance

Do You Have a Financial Blueprint For Your Future?

Whether it is a lack of time, money, or interest, we seem to like to “wing it” when it comes to our financial future. Fortunately, we don’t have to have the intellect and expertise of an architect to take steps to blueprint the kind of financial future that we want. It really takes just a short amount of time to key into the “desires of our heart” (Psalm 37:4). It begins with financial goals.

June 2, 2011 Category: Personal Finance

5 Uncommon Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

Here are five ways you can boost your credit rating.

May 9, 2011 Category: Personal Finance

New Study: Americans Raiding Retirement Funds Early

Nearly one-fifth of full-time employed Americans have raided retirement accounts in the past year to cover emergencies, according to a national Bankrate survey.

March 15, 2011 Category: Personal Finance

Is Now the Time to Invest in Japan?

How will the earthquake affect the Japanese economy? Should you be considering an investment in the wake of the disaster? Here’s what you need to know.

January 18, 2011 Category: Personal Finance

5 Reasons Why Silver Will Outshine Gold in the Long Run

Silver was the first metal to be used as a currency more than 4,000 years ago. For millennia, silver has been viewed by the world as a form of money and as a store of value.

January 15, 2011 Category: Personal Finance

The Importance of Creating an Emergency Fund

An emergency fund is one of the first things that people need to do immediately to help them build a successful financial plan. And no, your credit card is not an emergency fund.

September 25, 2010 Category: Personal Finance

Is the Dow Jones Going to 2,000? An Interview with Robert Prechter

This Week’s Topic: Does Elliott Wave Predict a Deflationary Depression or Hyperinflation? Is the Dow Jones Going to 2,000? Listen to the discussion with Jerry Robinson and Robert Prechter.

September 18, 2010 Category: Personal Finance

The Importance of Tax Management

This week when I met with a client that is retired, I had to explain the concept of, “If you are not financially strong, then you will not be in a position to help anybody else.”  If our own government would understand this concept, maybe we would not have had to experience the financial crisis we are currently in.

September 4, 2010 Category: Personal Finance

Should You Convert to a Roth IRA?

The year 2010 presents a great opportunity for those folks who own a 401(k) plan or a traditional IRA.  Most people who own a 401(k) have never asked their plan administrator if their plan allows them to do an in-service rollover for non hardship cases.

August 28, 2010 Category: Personal Finance

What Will Happen to Your Estate If The Bush Tax Cuts Expire in 2011?

Well hi Jerry.  Today I would like to discuss what happens to your estate if Congress does not extend the Bush tax cuts on January 1st, 2011.

July 14, 2010 Category: Personal Finance

The new gold diggers

When gold nuggets were found in the foothills of California in 1849, a frenzy of prospecting ensued. Now, thanks to the ‘Great Recession’, it’s happening all over again.

July 8, 2010 Category: Personal Finance

Shared sacrifice will be the new economic order

The laser-like focus on the global financial crisis means investors are back in contingency planning mode while the tools to fend off fiscal Armageddon are again being sharpened by governments and policy makers around the world. But, at times like these, it is important to understand where the real economic power resides, and that is with the people on Main Street.

June 21, 2010 Category: Personal Finance

Seven Big Mistakes People Make When Hiring a Financial Advisor

I have given countless talks over the last 15 years to groups of people interested in hiring financial advisers or working better with the helpers they have, and I typically poll my audience to learn about their experiences.

June 17, 2010 Category: Personal Finance

Elliot Wave predicts triple-digit Dow in 2016

An investment letter that called the Crash of 2008 said that this would be a bad year — and it now says it will get worse.

June 15, 2010 Category: Personal Finance

NEW WEBINAR: The Retirement Timebomb

LIVE WEBCAST: JUNE 24 @ 8:00PM CST THE RETIREMENT TIMEBOMB Overcoming 7 Financial Landmines That Can Destroy Your Retirement Sign up now for our upcoming webinar scheduled for June 24 @ 8:00pm (CST). Register now for our free webcast, and you will learn: – An overview of the ideal financial plan as we head into […]

June 11, 2010 Category: Personal Finance

Jim Rogers: Now May Be the Time to Buy the Euro

Everybody is so bearish about the euro that it looks like now is a good time to buy the single European currency, famous investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Thursday.

June 9, 2010 Category: Personal Finance

Ten Benefits of Expatriation

The following is an excerpt from the free 29-page American Expatriation Guide, written by a former U.S. citizen who wants to remain anonymous. Read what he has to say – from a “been there, done that” perspective – and maybe take your own first steps to move to greener pastures. Everybody has their own personal […]

June 8, 2010 Category: Personal Finance

Laffer: Tax Hikes and the 2011 Economic Collapse

People can change the volume, the location and the composition of their income, and they can do so in response to changes in government policies.