Personal Finances

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|

Health-care demand will grow and grow by Ron Finke

Trying to stay fit might be hazardous to one’s health! In late March, trying to perform exercises directed by my trainer, I suffered a complete thickness tear of my left supraspinatus tendon. That is the shoulder muscle that allows us to raise our arms out to the side. The experts [...]

August 8th, 2018|Categories: Economy, Insurance, Personal Finances|