Mar 31 2012

Q1 of 2012 best quarter for stocks since 1998. First quarter stock market performance.

The stock market had one of its best quarters on record.  The first quarter of 2012 saw the best stock performance since 1998.  What would be considered solid gains for any year overall the stock market accomplished the gains over three months.  It is interesting to examine a parallel economy where housing is still performing […]

Feb 22 2012

Learning how to retire like a millionaire with $250,000. It is possible but you need to hack your idea that $1 million is the minimum to retire.

Many Americans have a magical notion that $1 million is sufficient for a steady retirement.  Let us not point out that most Americans, 75 percent have less than $75,000 to their name and over 30 percent have zero dollars to their name.  This by no means is a secure retirement.  But lifestyle hacking is possible.  […]

Feb 5 2011

Are married people richer? A recent Ohio State Survey reveals the financial facts on married couples and their finances.

Mixing money with love is a road most would try to avoid.  Yet a recent OSU study found that being married did increase the wealth beyond the level of being single.  Now studies are studies and we need to remember that being in a bad marriage is likely going to cost you more in other […]

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