Here’s some financial tidbits…a May bouquet of meaningless factoids…served up like a dozen roses…something to chase the blues away…but only temporarily…because the roses are already dead…just like these factoids…they’re from the past…making you feel better about the past…and have absolutely no bearing on the future.
Anyway…it’s fun to stop and smell the factoids.
Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, it is officially the summer reading season! Whether you are going to the beach, the lake or just your back patio – here is my list of books I have queued up for summer 2019. There should be something for everyone.
One is the risk of outliving your assets; the other is the risk of losing your purchasing power. How you allocate your assets to manage and mitigate those risks matters. Put too much of your money in one place, and you run the risk of not keeping pace with inflation. Put too much in another place, and you run the risk of running out of money or, as some say, lifestyle.
By Gary R. Oman
In a recent survey by JumpStart Coalition for Financial Literacy, only 26 percent of those between the ages of 13-21 said that they had been taught how to manage money. Yet, when they turn 18, kids are signing contracts for student loans, opening credit card accounts, and in many instances, living away from home with little financial guidance available.
If you’re new to investing, some of the information on the Internet can be downright confusing. While investing itself is fairly straightforward, many people find themselves shying away from the entire process because they simply don’t understand the terminology, which can be somewhat overwhelming.