Author: Tim Plaehn

Bedrock Wealth: How To Get It And How To Keep It

Bedrock Wealth: How To Get It And How To Keep It

It’s hard to build wealth. The coronavirus outbreak in early 2020 illustrates how quickly a long-term plan can go bust and accumulated wealth can disappear. From my 30 years of being part of the investment world, my biggest recommendation is to have a strategy that is flexible enough to adapt with changing markets. Let’s start […]

It’s Hard to Be a Contrarian Investor, Here Are Some Tips to Make it A Little Easier

It’s Hard to Be a Contrarian Investor, Here Are Some Tips to Make it A Little Easier

“The time to buy is when there’s blood in the streets.”-Baron Rothschild Many years ago, I heard this statement: “Life is hard; however, once you understand that, it gets a little easier.” Out of your life’s many pursuits, this statement applies especially to investing your money. Most investment decisions are emotion-driven. You have heard that […]

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How American Retirees are Getting Scammed Out of $30 Trillion

The American Dream is simple: A fruitful career, owning your own home, and eventually reaping the fruits of your labor with a financially secure retirement. Unfortunately, for most Americans, the ‘American Dream’ is turning into just that: A dream. And it’s all thanks to what I call the $30 Trillion Retirement Scam”, you may be […]

Dump These Bond Funds Everyone Else Thinks Are Safe

Dump These Bond Funds Everyone Else Thinks Are Safe

The recent, short-term, stock market crash has led to a “flight to quality,” which means money running out of stocks and into safe investments such as U.S. Treasury notes. Demand for Treasuries lifts bond prices, which has the mathematical effect of pushing down yields. Over the last two weeks, the yield on the benchmark 10-year […]