If you want to be a successful investor, you absolutely need to understand your personal economics as well as the economy around you. These factors will have an impact on the success of your investments.

How to Assemble a Financial Survival Kit to Prepare for Emergencies


We all face financial emergencies, that’s just part of life. But how you handle them will determine your success with money and building wealth. One of the best ways to combat financial setbacks is to create a financial emergency kit. Here’s how to assemble one so you’ll be prepared when disaster strikes, or the economy […]

How Will Obamacare Affect the Stock Market in 2014?


Up until this point it’s been virtually impossible to predict how Obamacare will affect the stock market going forward. But as the plan has now been in place for at least two months, we’re starting to see results. How will Obama’s healthcare law affect your investments in the coming year?

Inflation Is A Hidden Tax – What Can You Do About It?

Inflation = Tax

We can think of inflation as being like a financial cancer – it’s slowly and relentlessly eats away at the value of our investments. Some investors would prefer to ignore inflation; it is after all inconvenient where investment planning is concerned. It can take pretty looking investment projections and make them look downright ordinary. The […]

Wealth Inequality in America – Who Posted This Crappy Video?

The 1 Percent

A relative of mine made me aware of this viral video going around on YouTube by the author “politizane”. As you can imagine, I have quite a few issues with this video. I’m not suggesting some of the information is incorrect, I just have an issue with the conclusions and some of its assessments.