The Price of Oil (Wheat, Corn, Gas & Everything Else)

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/01/seven-billion/kunzig-text Sometime in late 2011 the world will reach 7 billion inhabitants. How should this effect the way that you invest? There are two main factors. 1) More people means we will need more of everything. More oil, more gas, more wheat, more milk. The price of commodities have nowhere to go but up. Approximatley … Continue reading

Link to a vid on Valentines on a budget!

http://video.ca.msn.com/watch/video/how-to-have-a-happy-valentines-day-on-a-budget/1loftqg89 Tough day to right a long blog post, but valentines can be fun on a budget. Spend some time thinking about how you can impress your lady with a well thought out gift instead of spending a ton of money on disposable valentines crap. !

Goodbye Cruel Debt

The greatest way to accumulate long term wealth is to get out of debt and stay out of debt. This mantra should be tattooed on your knuckles, so that every time you reach for that credit card you are reminded of the cruel economic reality of incurring debt. The most tempting time to go into … Continue reading

5 Financial New Years Resolutions

Imagine that it’s December 31st 2011, and you’re looking back at the past twelve months: What do you want to have accomplished financially in 2011? Here are 5 financial resolutions that everyone can get behind. 1) No more consumer debt Whether you have credit cards or not, let this be the year that you completely … Continue reading

5 Financial New Years Resolutions

Imagine that it’s December 31st 2011, and you’re looking back at the past twelve months: What do you want to have accomplished financially in 2011? Here are 5 financial resolutions that everyone can get behind. 1) No more consumer debt Whether you have credit cards or not, let this be the year that you completely … Continue reading

Year end investment planning – the tax puzzle

Year end investment planning – the tax puzzle It’s fast approaching the end of the year and I’m getting calls from clients “Should I sell this stock at a loss to offset gains in my portfolio? What can I do to minimize my taxes? Should I invest in a municipal bond for tax free yield?” … Continue reading

Merry Christmas

I hope you all had a merry Christmas! I’ve got a couple of good posts coming this week about setting financial goals for the new year.

If you are lazy, you will be poor.

I am not a fan of swearing, but I want to share a story that will stick in my mind forever. As I was in the process of selling my screen printing business I began the interview process with various investment and private equity firms. I drove to Boulder in March of 2007 to interview … Continue reading

Thinking about stock investing with a different perspective

So now you want to have the gold cup of possessing $1000 in liquid assets, unencumbered by any state enforced age of maturity, and you want it to be earning money for you – where do you start? Well, before we get too deep in investing in commodities vs emerging market debt, let’s take a … Continue reading

How to Become a Millionaire

Cute title eh? Everyone’s focused on becoming a millionaire – it seems like most book titles, articles, and inspirational speakers always want include millionaire in their title? Why? Well it’s exciting for one. A million dollars has two commas instead of one boring comma. Also, if you have a million dollars there’s really no limit … Continue reading