Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Bonding with BABs puts America to work
Published 5/19/2009 at 9:00 p.m. 0 comments
Move over municipal, corporate, and agency bonds; there’s a new gal in town. BABs isn’t my new lunch buddy or BFF shopping pal but rather an investment term that stands for “Build America Bonds.”
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: I am woman, hear me roar
Published 5/12/2009 at 9:51 p.m. 0 comments
Here’s something that may or may not surprise you. Women are responsible for and control 80 percent of consumer purchases. I’m sure that won’t surprise too many of the men out there, but this factoid from The Trendsight Group did ...
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Paralyzed or energized?
Published 5/5/2009 at 9:49 p.m. 0 comments
It’s been said that physically we are what we eat and intellectually we are what we think.
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Navigating turbulent waters in the financial ocean
Published 4/28/2009 at 9:59 p.m. 0 comments
Just like a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly, each of us grows and evolves throughout our lives. The economy is a dynamic system with a life of its own.
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Do you know where you are going?
Published 4/21/2009 at 9:46 p.m. 0 comments
Last weekend we finally made the time to take out our motor home out and headed to our favorite ocean spot over on the east coast.
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Significant others need to plan for retirement too
Published 4/14/2009 at 8:27 p.m. 0 comments
Times are tough all over. Even high maintenance sweethearts of the previously rich and famous are affected by economic conditions.
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: The market and the print model
Published 4/7/2009 at 9:16 p.m. 0 comments
Predicting and timing the markets is a dangerous thing. Some investors in the heat of the moment, consciously or not, became market timers and chase stocks up or sell them down.
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: The ebb and flow of the stock market
Published 3/31/2009 at 9:27 p.m. 0 comments
Living in paradise has its rewards. Because Southwest Florida in the winter is a vacation destination, unanimous vote dictated that the Guerin family’s annual reunion be held here last week.
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: It's time to join the happiness bank
Published 3/24/2009 at 8:34 p.m. 0 comments
During the last week of March each year our entire family gathers on Marco Island. When we’re all together I’m overwhelmed with gratitude that fills my personal happiness bank to the brim.
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Look on the bright side of financial planning
Published 3/17/2009 at 9:40 p.m. 0 comments
“Always Look at the Bright Side of Life” is a song from Monty Python that I’ve been humming a lot lately because it focuses on the positive. A constructive upshot of this current financial situation is that many more people ...
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Staying up-to-date
Published 3/10/2009 at 8:55 p.m. 0 comments
Recently much of the focus has been on economic and market activity. Meanwhile it’s still important to keep an eye on your longterm financial goals, stay up-to-date with any regulatory changes and to make sure your intentions are reflected in ...
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Your physical health and your fiscal health
Published 3/3/2009 at 9:05 p.m. 0 comments
One of the exercise classes that I most enjoy is Pilates. Pilates was invented by a gentleman in the 1920 as a rehabilitation program for veterans of WWI.
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Facing the times with virtue
Published 2/24/2009 at 7:43 p.m. 0 comments
After a lecture I attended last Monday that was about our changing world, the traits of virtue and wisdom have been on my mind.
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: Don’t forget to look under the hood
Published 2/17/2009 at 9:21 p.m. 0 comments
Last week we dealt with the relationship between you and your financial advisor and your part in identifying risk tolerance and your financial needs. Today we’ll explore the importance of evaluating and understanding a few items to look for when ...
Women, Wisdom, & Wealth: The privilege, responsibility theorem
Published 2/10/2009 at 9:00 p.m. 0 comments
One reason that the family dinner table is such a great place for meaningful conversations is that there is a captive audience.