Luke Davis

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So far Luke Davis has created 23 blog entries.

Attempting To Eliminate Market Risk Can Be Very Risky

About a month ago I wrote a column about how some financial product marketers use fear to sell their products. While I chose to focus that article on the dangers of signing up for a reverse mortgage, there are other financial products I would also advise people to avoid in [...]

October 30th, 2018|Categories: Personal Finances|

Giving through a foundation has advantages

About a week ago I had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Toast to our Towns Gala, hosted by the Truman Heartland Community Foundation. The event serves as an opportunity to honor people and organizations who have dedicated themselves to serving Eastern Jackson County. It really is a celebration of [...]

October 10th, 2018|Categories: Personal Finances|

Don’t suffer – find the work that fits you by Luke Davis

Over this past weekend, whenever I heard anyone in the media talk about Labor Day, it was consistently described as a day to celebrate the fact that you don’t have to go to work. It was almost portrayed as a one-day reprieve from the grueling punishment that is your job. [...]

September 6th, 2018|Categories: Personal Finances|

Be wary of reverse mortgages by Luke Davis

Recently, I took a day off from work and decided to catch up on some daytime TV. It was interesting to me how different the commercials are during the day, and how targeted they are to stay-at-home moms, the unemployed, and seniors. Of particular note to me was how much [...]

August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Personal Finances, Retirement, Uncategorized|

Do you own stuff, or does stuff own you? by Luke Davis

If you’ve read my columns before you have probably figured out that I am frugal with my money…no, not frugal, cheap. I come from a long line of bargain hunters that wear the title of cheapskate like a badge of honor. In fact, I couldn’t tell you the last time [...]

August 1st, 2018|Categories: Personal Finances, Resources, Uncategorized|

Look far ahead, and choose wisely by Luke Davis

Over the weekend I saw a report related to the late Anthony Bourdain’s estate only being worth $1.2 million at the time of his death. Assuming that the former celebrity chef and TV personality’s estate would have been worth much more, I decided to look into the matter further. What [...]

July 11th, 2018|Categories: Personal Finances, Resources|