[Editor’s Note: I mentioned a few days ago that you would be hearing a lot about coaching this week. Today’s guest post was written by family physician, Peter Baum, DO.  In this article, he reviews his experience as a founding client in the WCI-endorsed Alpha Group Coaching Experience, which was created by Dr. Jimmy Turner over at The Physician Philosopher.  ...

Alternative investments are all the rage these days.  Mutual fund companies are falling all over themselves to sell financial advisors and their clients on “liquid alts” or hedge fund-like strategies with the daily liquidity offered in a mutual fund wrapper.  Hedge funds were allowed to advertise due to a change in the rules last year.  The financial press is filled ...

It’s possible to make $100s just by opening up a bank account. But sorting through the best offers can be tricky. At Money Crashers, we comb through hundreds of deals every month to find you the most lucrative sign-up bonuses – some worth up to $1,000. We also rank the best high-yield checking accounts, cash back credit cards, and more. ...

Dear Penny, My husband and I are seniors who are currently working full time outside L.A. We have one month’s savings and not much in retirement due to a move and one of us being unemployed for two and a half years.  Our debt is $20,000 on a credit card, $3,000 in student loans and $51,000 in taxes. We’ve been ...

I spoke recently at a conference for orthodontists.  For the most part, a doctor is a doctor, but there are a few unique things about dentists, particularly dental specialists, that are worthy of their own post.  Due to the way the numbers work out, the bottom line is that the “Live Like A Resident” period is very different for them ...

Your first money memories may hold the keys to your relationship with money. Perhaps your first money memories may dictate your entire financial future. My first money memory was getting admonished by my father for ordering lemonade at a restaurant. I was in the sixth grade in Kuala Lumpur. He said that instead of paying for sugar water, I should ...

If you’re a woman worried about finances in light of the pandemic, you have plenty of company. Only 41% of women rate their financial wellness as good or excellent, compared to 58% of men, according to Bank of America’s Workplace Benefits Report.  Combine that with the fact that women are more likely to take time out of the workforce to ...

The man who started it all! James Marshall was born in New Jersey on October 8th, 1810. The eldest of four, Marshall would soon leave New Jersey – heading west like so many young men looking for a better life. He would settle in Missouri, farming on the Missouri River, until he contracted malaria. That would prompt a move even ...

As you are probably aware, each year your Social Security benefits can be increased by a factor that helps to keep up with the rate of inflation – so that your benefit’s purchasing power doesn’t decrease over time.  These are called Cost Of Living Adjustments, COLAs for short.  The increase for 2019 was 2.8% – and for 2020 the COLA ...

Wednesday was another “interesting” day in the markets. The S&P 500 Index was down almost 3% on the day – and follows on the heels of last Monday, where the market was also down nearly 3%. It’s been an eventful week and a half. Rather than dissect what’s caused these drops (and annoy one half of our readers or the ...

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