Do you really know who you are taking your financial advice from?

Opinions are like assholes – everybody has one.  That adage may be a bit rough, but it is tough to argue with – even if those opinions are disguised as so-called “financial advice”.  Opinions are everywhere and always will be.  People have opinions about everything – sports, politics, finances, you name it. Continue reading “Do you really know who you are taking your financial advice from?”

Think positive and the rest tends to follow

My dad taught me a fascinating lesson when growing up.  It was a lesson about your outlook on life and how, as if by magic, one can control his or her outcome simply by expecting it.  How arrogant, I thought as a child.  How can anyone control their own “luck”?  Harnessing the power of your mind can be the difference between success and failure, happiness and sadness and, yes, retirement and a never-ending career. Continue reading “Think positive and the rest tends to follow”

Are you living on a prayer? What we can learn from Jon Bon Jovi’s 1986 hit

The 80s was a truly magical decade for music.  Rock stars that we still hear on the radio today made it big, and some of the most recognizable song lyrics were popularized.  Bon Jovi was no exception, and “Living on a Prayer” has far too many unfortunate links to people’s financial situation in America these days. Continue reading “Are you living on a prayer? What we can learn from Jon Bon Jovi’s 1986 hit”