The stock market has had an amazing run lately, but too much money is still on the sidelines waiting. According to a recent survey conducted by Kiplinger’s magazine, almost half of all Americans do not even know that we have had a fantastic run in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index for the past 15 months. They thought that the stock market had been down in 2012 instead of realizing it was up 13%. And, still others know about the stock market's great and are still sitting on the sidelines waiting to get in the market … [Read more...] about How To Get Off The Sidelines And Start Investing Again – It’s Not Too Late
Is life insurance an asset? Do you consider your life insurance policy to be an asset like your house, cash in your bank account, or the gold bullion bars under your bed? Is life insurance the new asset class? Are our net worth’s about to skyrocket? It is an interesting idea that has been gaining in popularity in the personal finance circles. There are several reasons that you may want to consider your life insurance policy to be an asset. But, there are also plenty of reasons not to think of it in that way. Is Life Insurance An … [Read more...] about Is Life Insurance An Asset Like Your House, Cash, Or Gold?
I was recently given the opportunity to review the book “Rigged Money: Beating Wall Street At Its Own Game” by Lee Munson. As you can probably tell by the title of the book, Lee Munson makes his case that the stock market is a rigged game that is set up for institutional investors and the fat cats on Wall Street. Lee Munson asserts that Wall Street is rigged to ensure that individual investors on Main Street are kept in the dark to continue to feed the system. Rigged Money includes a great combination of anecdotes and raw financial data to … [Read more...] about Rigged Money by Lee Munson – Book Review