News & Opinion

  • The Buzz About Impact Investing: Doing Well by Doing Good

    Impact investing allows one to help forward causes they care about, while reaping the benefits of good businesses. Even though this concept has been around for awhile, it is becoming even more prevalent with more resources and accessibility.
    By Vincent Molinari August 19, 2015 

  • Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Retirement Gone?

    Have you watched your retirement dream die a lingering death amid an anemic economy, higher costs of living, and other economic woes? If you are wondering where your retirement hopes went, you are not alone. Here's a look at what happened and...
    By Donna Cosmato November 10, 2011 

  • Should Your Portfolio Include Animalcare?

    According the Humane Society of the United States, there approximately 78.2 million pet dogs and a whopping 86.4 million pet cats—that’s a lot of pets. Did you ever wonder how you could increase your investment portfolio by concentrating on...
    By Jean Scheid October 29, 2011 

  • Emergency! Do You Need Plastic Surgery for Your Financial Hemorrhaging?

    Does your budget or lifestyle need a little plastic surgery? If you are loaded with debt, you've mortgaged your future options and freedom to slave away paying for your past indulgences. The solution? Grab those scissors, snip those credit...
    By Donna Cosmato October 29, 2011 

  • Should Investors Buy Gold or Is the Run Up in Price Over?

    In September the price of gold hit a new record of over $1,900 per ounce. Will it go even higher or is $2,000 the current ceiling? A look at history gives some indicators where gold could go from here.
    By Tim Plaehn October 23, 2011 

  • Yahoo Fires CEO, Where To From Here?

    Yahoo shocked the business world with their firing of CEO Carol Bartz. Can Yahoo find a replacement to help the company rise from its current level of financial mediocrity?
    By Tim Plaehn September 12, 2011 

  • The Sky Is Falling! Why Chicken Little (and You!) Should Invest in Gold

    Mastering gold investing is like perfecting any skill. It just takes a bit of time, practice, expert advice and confidence to weather the ups and downs of the market and realize the highest ROI. Gold has historically been considered a safe investment...
    By Donna Cosmato August 15, 2011 

  • Federal Government Debt Rating Downgrade Not All Bad

    Is there a silver lining to the recent downgrade of the U.S. credit rating? The end result of an AA+ rated federal government may not be as bad as the news reports are projecting.
    By Tim Plaehn August 8, 2011 

  • Are Women Stronger Investors?

    I believe it is true women are more intelligent and in control of themselves than most men and if you dare to listen, I’ll tell you why. Women are better investors, don’t seek out the closest high bridge when things go wrong and above all...
    By Jean Scheid July 11, 2011 

  • Great Financial Advice from Dave Ramsey: But You Have to Pay for It

    I am not a fan of financial guru Dave Ramsey and now I’m wondering whether he’s really offering investment advice or just out to take more from the pockets of his followers. His cult-like presence is found on both radio and TV and I, for one...
    By Jean Scheid July 5, 2011 
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