Women, Wisdom & Wealth: Market response to Japan disaster
Published 3/18/2011 at 3:29 p.m. 0 comments
The events in Japan are heart-wrenching, and it’s likely that there will be more disturbing news as the true scope of this disaster unfolds. The economic impact on Japan’s economy and individual companies will be significant but there’s nothing to ...
Women, Wisdom & Wealth: Tackling the do-it-yourself mentality
Published 3/11/2011 at 2:39 p.m. 0 comments
As the years have gone by it seems that things like car repair, investing and hair care have become more complicated. As a teenager I was a “tom-boy” who hung out with the guys who worked on cars. Through osmosis ...
Women, Wisdom & Wealth: Don’t allow a blessing to become a curse
Published 5/20/2010 at 3:51 p.m. 0 comments
“Be careful what you wish for” is a motherly and cautionary statement. Mom is usually right and there’s no exception to the rule as this declaration applies to the receipt of sudden and unexpected wealth. For some this event is ...
Women, Wisdom & Wealth: Life’s, and investing’s, ups and downs
Published 5/14/2010 at 1:14 p.m. 0 comments
There’s never a dull day in the financial markets. On Thursday, May 6 our office was singing Tom Petty & The Heart Breakers 1989 hit “Free Falling” as the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 5.7 percent from April’s close to ...
Women, Wisdom & Wealth: Education planning and raising money-smart kids
Published 5/7/2010 at 1:00 p.m. 0 comments
The years go by so fast. It was just 5 years ago that our oldest daughter and son-in-law surprised us with a gift wrapped ultrasound picture of our granddaughter as their way of telling us we were going to be ...
Women, wisdom & wealth: Estate tax changes you need to know about
Published 2/19/2010 at 5:15 p.m. 0 comments
Until Jan. 1, almost everyone expected Congress to act to prevent repeal of the estate tax. Many expected a simple patch to extend 2009 law into 2010. In 2009’s cliffhanger of an ending, Congress instead offered no resolution at all, ...
Weather and economy both hard to forecast
Published 10/29/2009 at 1:45 p.m. 0 comments
“Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in 10,000 may succeed. These are fearful odds.” Former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.
Rules of the investment road
Published 9/11/2009 at 4:24 p.m. 0 comments
There is rarely a day that goes by that we can’t learn or relearn something of value.
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Where are we going? How do we get there?
Published 8/18/2009 at 9:42 p.m. 0 comments
It was the summer of 1969; do you remember where you were? Two important events occurred; the Apollo Moon Landing and Woodstock. I also celebrated my ninth birthday that summer. While I remember listening to Walter Cronkite reporting on the ...
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Food for thought on today’s economics
Published 8/11/2009 at 9:14 p.m. 0 comments
Robert Louis Stevenson said “Everybody, sooner or later, sits down to a banquet of consequences”. If we apply his wisdom to today’s economic situation, we’re feasting on a banquet of debt. The trick is in how we’ll digest the consequences ...
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: If there’s recovery, it will be slow
Published 8/4/2009 at 9:13 p.m. 0 comments
There was a flurry of positive news at the end of July which drove the markets up. The most-quoted indices are all at or near their 2009 highs. First, several banks and large companies such as Intel Corp., Caterpillar Inc. ...
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Tee up your investments
Published 7/28/2009 at 10:19 p.m. 0 comments
There’s a mystique around golf that I have find intriguing. Not a golfer myself, I’ve never had a burning desire to chase the little white ball, and since no one that I spend a great deal of time with is ...
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Looking forward on the road ahead
Published 7/21/2009 at 8:59 p.m. 0 comments
Mid-year is the perfect time pause, take a look back to review this past year and to see what the road ahead may bring.
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Peak in performance, spending
Published 7/14/2009 at 9:36 p.m. 0 comments
A University of Iowa study found that female professional leaders reach their peak performance at age 43, while men max out at age 47. They also state that women’s contributions in the work force start to diminish at age 59.7 ...
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Being prepared means peace of mind
Published 7/7/2009 at 8:31 p.m. 0 comments
Last week you were introduced to my friend Grace who was recently widowed. She and her husband had the difficult conversations while he was alive and discussed what the future may hold if one of them were to pass.
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