In previous years we’ve talked about strategies to improve your finances at the end of the year. Now we’ll take a different tack and focus on year-end ways you can shoot yourself in the financial foot.
While stocks this year have been moderately positive, your individual fund selections have probably not moved in synch with the headline market indices.
With stocks setting new records, it’s an odd time to talk about how to prosper in flat markets.
It is tough to talk about your demise and what would happen with your “estate,”, but is all of this careful estate planning enough?
It’s human nature to fear the threats that we don’t understand and can’t control. Rather than staying tuned to the ranters on CNBC, be mindful in your focus on endogenous factors (that you can control) that lead to positive financial results.
At their worst, credit cards can be tools of financial self-destruction. How? Let’s count the ways.
Hedge funds – the very name provokes a strong response in the financial industry. They have an allure that can overwhelm the better judgment of the savviest investors.
Insurance was on our minds a year ago with the historic floods that came to Boulder County. With many homes a complete loss, there was no question about filing a claim with an insurer. But most of the time when we suffer a loss, it’s not such a clear cut decision to file.
When it comes to leases, often the obvious choice is the wrong one for many reasons.
You’ve been saving for this day for thirty years, but you have to wonder how the mechanics of getting paid are actually going to work.