All of us have at least one reason why we get up and go out (or work from home) to try to make a living. For most of us, it’s survival: paying for food, clothing, or shelter. For a growing number of others, it also involves getting out of debt. Unfortunately, for most of us, our financial motivation is Continue reading “What’s Your Bigger Financial Motivation – Or Do You Even Have One?”
Although this is a blog about stock investing, sometimes it’s useful to look at different types of investment of arguably much greater value. In this case, I will be offering some very practical ideas on how you can invest in the future of your children based upon how my parents, especially my mom, invested into mine. Even if you don’t have any children of your own yet but plan to, you can learn some very useful advice if you choose to read on.
It is becoming harder in our western society for young people entering adulthood to have any sort of financial advantage going in. There are many factors against them. Continue reading “Giving Your Kids a Leg-Up”
A lot has happened since my last post in early October 2015. Less than a month later, my dad passed away after a 3-year struggle with cancer, but I had been fortunate enough to be able to spend a lot of time with him in those final months. (As an aside, if a person does not choose to do a lot of reflecting during times like that, trying to ignore the reality of death, then I would argue that he’s missing out on some monumental life lessons.) So yes, I had to ride out a personal storm, but I also learned and was reminded a lot about life in general. Continue reading “Did You Ride Out the Storm?”