How To Get Out Of Debt – The Complete Guide

Are you ready to get out of debt once and for all? If you want a permanent debt solution then I have shocking news for you – debt is not a financial problem. Hard to believe, but true. Debt is actually a personal problem that masquerades in financial clothing to deceive you. That is why so many people have persistent problems with debt. Here is the simple solution to permanently solve all your debt problems including a FREE book offer available only until Thursday…

How Smart People Make Dumb Financial Mistakes (so that it doesn’t happen to you!)

Bad information is just a tiny piece of the problem and rarely the real cause. The core issue is your thinking process. Here is the story of my stupidest financial mistakes so you can learn from my experience and not let it happen to you…

Pay Off Mortgage Early Or Invest- The Complete Guide

Should I pay off my mortgage early or invest? You will inevitably confront this question in your pursuit of financial security. The problem is the answer is far more complex and confusing than generally understood. Here is your definitive guide to simplifying the complex so you can make a smart decision…

Get Out Of Debt Now! The Complete Guide

Believe it or not, the rules on debt and credit are brain-dead simple. Yet, it has become the biggest personal finance problem for most people. How can something so simple create so much difficulty? In this article I explain the deceptive nature of debt problems, the simple rules to keep you out of trouble, and the best solution if you already have debt or credit problems…

Payoff Debt Or Build Wealth? What To Do First…

Patty inquired… “I am aching to be free of my debt, and at the same time, I’ve been struggling to put 10% of my monthly income towards savings, and another 10% towards my IRA. Which should I do first? How should I prioritize? Find the answers here…

Can I Actively Trade My Way Out Of This Economic Mess?

A reader asks, “…I’m an architect suffering under this dreadful economy like so many of us are, and I need to do something to help carry me through… What I’d like to do is use a portion of my IRA funds to educate myself further in the investment arena, pay back the loan, and use the remainder of the IRA to actively invest for income and growth. In other words, keep a portion of the earnings to supplement my income and reinvest the rest for growth. Does that sound like a reasonable idea?” My short answer is…

Should I Buy Insurance From A Commission Salesperson?

The question of the week comes from a reader who asks, “Do you think the only kind of advisor one should hire is a fee based one? I was told by a commission person that when they have a client buy an insurance policy they HAVE to take a commission. Is this true?” To answer that question we must expand the discussion to make some important distinctions that will allow you to make smarter investment decisions…

What Causes Inflation And Why Should You Care?

For the first 400 years of our economic history inflation was benign at under one percent and then suddenly in the last 100 years it jumped dramatically. What caused the sudden and abrupt change in inflation? Simple – the Federal Reserve bank was established. Why should you care? Again simple, because inflation changes everything…

6 Steps To Recover From Financial Disaster

If you’re suffering from a serious financial setback recently don’t worry – you’re not alone and there is a solution. In fact, your path to recovery and prosperity is well worn with proven action steps. So let’s get started with the six steps you need to recover from financial disaster…

Bank Bailouts Are Wrong

Let me be clear – this asset deflation will not end until asset values decline to the point that their cash flows support valuations. This is basic investing and economics. Any governmental attempt to reinflate values by incurring debt on behalf of the taxpayer is a waste of your money. It is merely tranfering value from you (who never benefited from the speculative excesses) to bank bondholders and corporate shareholders. It is economically foolish and morally wrong…