Retirement

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Will You Get Stuck Bailing Out this Industry Next?

Former Fed Chairs, Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke took great credit for steering the world recovery from the great recession. When something good happens, it’s a result of their masterful strategic planning. Why are they totally surprised when negative news gets reported? The Business Insider headline blared, “A record 7 million Americans have stopped paying their […]

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Don’t Get Caught In The Fed Trap Again

The Government surprised the world in 2008 when the Fed bailed out the banks at the expense of seniors and savers. The Fed dropped interest rates to historic lows while buying U.S. treasuries and bad loans through their Quantitative Easing (QE) program. Seniors and savers lost over $4 trillion in interest income they would have […]

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Will The Fed Bring Us More QE?

Mike Maloney’s video, “If You Don’t Think QE4 & QE5 Are Coming, You’re Smoking Something”, raised a red flag. The Fed did not raise rates and didn’t rule out more Quantitative Easing (QE) in the future. Mike fears QE may include bailing out companies that can’t pay their debts. QE was different Unlike historical fed interest […]

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How Far Can An Apple Fall? Should You Sell or Ride It Out?

Apple was the first $1 trillion company. In May 2018 they announced a $100 billion stock buyback program. Their stock was over $225/share at the end of August. In November, Tony Daltorio, one of our panel of experts, wrote “Two Smartphone Makers Nipping at Apple’s Heels“. Apple’s stock dropped around 16% since Tony’s warning. Tony’s […]

Open Letter To Larry Culp, GE’s New CEO

Open Letter To Larry Culp, GE’s New CEO

Dear Mr. Culp, I wish you the best in your new challenge. This Motley Fool article about your background is encouraging. Why am I writing this? During the Jack Welch era, GE contracted with my training company, Value Selling. GE’s needs were different. Jack’s vision was clear. Each business was required to grow market share and improve […]

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A Priceless Christmas Gift

During the holidays I generally share mentoring ideas. A top article, in terms of positive reader feedback, appeared three years ago. As we have quadrupled our readers since then, my wife Jo suggested I update it – the message is timeless. We recently celebrated our 60th high school class reunion. I love to meet old friends […]

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Will You Get Stuck With Everyone Else’s Bad Loans?

The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates. Higher rates = higher monthly payments = more defaults. Who will get stuck with bad loans? Wolf Street recently interviewed Mike Jackson, CEO of AutoNation, the largest auto retailer in the country: “We knew ‘free money would inevitably end. Affordability would become an issue…’ The double whammy are rising costs […]

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Is an Offshore Account for You?

In response to our recent article about investing offshore, many readers asked for more information. They expressed many concerns, particularly about safety. Jamie Virjhof, Relationship Manager ofWeber Hartmann Virjhof & Partners Ltd.recently interviewed me and addressed those concerns. I have permission to share it with our readers. Is International Diversification really necessary? Dennis has been a good […]

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Is The Fed Engineering A Market Crash?

Can the Fed cause a market crash? In 2017 Fed Chair Janet Yellen reassured us: “Would I say there will never, ever be another financial crisis? …. That would be going too far but I do think we’re much safer and I hope that it will not be in our lifetimes and I don’t believe it will […]