Category: General

Uncle Sam’s Wallet: The U.S. National Debt and Deficit

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) announced that it projects the U.S. federal deficit to surpass $1,000,000,000,000.00 a year starting in 2020. Yes, that is 1 trillion dollars! This annual deficit is adding on to the already-staggering U.S. national debt every year, not to mention the interest that is also accumulating to service that debt. It’s […]

How to Stop the Dreaded Barrage of Unwanted Sales Calls

We’ve all been there. The whole family is seated at the table, dinner’s hot, and conversation is flowing. And then the phone rings. We ignore it. Voicemail picks up. There’s a brief interlude of quiet, and there it is again. Ringing, ringing, ringing. It seems like once you get on a sales list, the calls […]

Sorry…You Can’t Beat the Index. Here’s Why:

Are you one of those investors who thinks you can beat (or even match) the performance of an index over an extended period of time? In reality, you can’t…ever. During our investment meeting last week, an article was shared (“The Big Lie of Market Indexes” by Lance Roberts of Advisor Perspectives) that addressed why individual […]