Should You Buy Gold?

When the stock market gets jittery, as it has during 2018, investors’ thoughts often turn to gold. Gold is seen as a safe haven during geopolitical and financial instability. It is also considered a hedge against inflation, a hedge against a declining dollar, and a good source of portfolio diversification. The benefit of owning gold … More Should You Buy Gold?

Win By Not Losing

In my April newsletter, I described the Trivial Pursuit game that we played (unsuccessfully) during our recent three-week Brazilian cruise. The winning team got the big prize, and the remaining nine teams entered the playoff round to see who would come in second. Our ten-person team was in dead-last position. Each team could bet anything … More Win By Not Losing

Three Easy Financial Resolutions for 2018

New Year’s resolutions are easy to make and but not so easy to implement. Some common resolutions are to lose weight, to exercise more, and to eat healthier foods. Our intentions are good. In January we’re at the gym, sweating off all those holiday calories. But by March we’re back to binge watching Game of Thrones and Outlander. … More Three Easy Financial Resolutions for 2018