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More Tough Sledding!

As my friend, Ken Woodruff often says, There are two seasons in Iowa and places north. Winter and tough sledding. The groundhog saw his shadow, but there is an end soon coming to physical winter. The current bear market, not so soon. More tough sledding, until the fourth quarter would [...]

By |February 28th, 2023|Categories: Debt, Economy, News & Events|

The Kiss Methodology

A few weeks ago, I touched on the subject of budgeting. After which, I had several people ask me about what a typical budget should look like. While every person’s situation is unique, and what you value may be very different from what I value, there are enough universal strategies [...]

By |February 14th, 2023|Categories: Budgeting, Debt, Personal Finances|

Punch Bowl Gone?

For decades, commentators on the Federal Reserve Board (the Fed) have referred to the action of raising federal funds interest rates as taking away the punch bowl at the party. After finally arousing from sleep after the inflation fire was already getting out of control, Fed Chair Jerome Powell has [...]

By |February 7th, 2023|Categories: Debt, Economy, Government, News & Events, Stocks|

Secure 2.0, What’s in it and why it matters

In the midst of all the chaos that comes with the whole Christmas season, you may not have realized that as part of the massive Omnibus Bill signed by Congress to avert a government shutdown, significant legislation was passed related to your retirement accounts. The SECURE Act of 2022 commonly [...]

Advantage from Losses

I know that many of you reading this column are investors with a long term perspective who generally hold your positions for years. Therefore, today’s message is particularly for you. Since applying technical analysis is definitely not easy or perfect and is labor intensive, keeping stock, bond, or mutual fund [...]

By |December 20th, 2022|Categories: Economy, Investment Management, News & Events|
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