Category: MoneyMatters

Going to a Doctor for Investment Advice …

Going to a Doctor for Investment Advice …

I see a parallel here between medical treatment and investment advice. In both cases, the choice of expert is an extremely high-stakes decision. If your doctor prescribes the wrong course of treatment, you may...

How not to lose sleep while Investing?

How not to lose sleep while Investing?

Losing sleep over buying a mattress could be understandable; people are tossing and turning on potentially bad beds because they dread mattress shopping. Now let’s take a look at losing sleep while investing. The...

Just What is Identity Theft?

Just What is Identity Theft?

An identity thief takes your personal information and uses it without your knowledge. The thief may run up debts or even commit crimes in your name. Identity theft is serious. While some identity theft...

Should you Invest in the Stock Market?

Should you Invest in the Stock Market?

Beginners who are not aware of current trade investments and who don’t have enough capital to invest may face a lot of setbacks. These factors, however, should not discourage an individual from investing. If...

Dealing with Stock Market Corrections…

Dealing with Stock Market Corrections…

Market corrections are inevitable and healthy. Stock market corrections can be excellent opportunities to purchase common stocks at bargain levels. Veteran stock investors are not seeing anything in this turbulent market that is particularly...

Is it All in the Mind?

Is it All in the Mind?

“People who read Cosmopolitan magazine are very different from those who do not.” so said Donald Berry in ‘Statistics’. Now you will just not have any idea of how apt that statement is unless...

How Healthy is Your Wealth?

How Healthy is Your Wealth?

Wealth from the old English word “weal”, which means “well-being” or “welfare”. The term was originally an adjective to describe the possession of such qualities. We have all heard the old saying ‘health is...

Should Schools have Money Management Classes?

Should Schools have Money Management Classes?

I was involved in a discussion some time back and we were discussing this and all of us thought it was ridiculous that they don’t teach a personal finance class in high school, at...

Bill Gates Dethroned as the World’s Richest Man

Bill Gates Dethroned as the World’s Richest Man

I read with great interest and a touch of nostalgia, the business news’s headlines that Bill Gates is no longer the richest man in the world; he has been dethroned by Carlos Slim. Carlos...

Want to Buy a Great stock? Dont…

Want to Buy a Great stock? Dont…

What do you say? Doesn’t every investor want to own great stocks? Of course they do and so do you, but the “great stocks” I’m talking about are usually the ones a well-meaning neighbor...