I was asked to write a guest post for fivecentnickel.com that will be posted while nickel is on vacation. I decided to base my post on the timeless advice of Warren Buffett and some of his most notable quotes. As I was researching the post I could not help but notice a trend in Buffett’s quotes: growing money takes time and patience.
Read more at http://www.moneyguy.com/2008/02/time-and-money-it-can-be-your-best-friend
Have you ever wondered if you should prepay your mortgage? In today's show I give you the information to make an informed decision based upon your personal situation. We take into account the analytical side of the decision as well as the emotional relief that can come from being DEBT FREE….
January is officially history and there was a tremendous amount of volatility. On today's show I share how you can turn the lemons of January into sweet lemonade that can provide complete peace of mind on one of your largest assets (your home).
For more information, visit the show notes at www.moneyguy.com/2008/02/nuts-and-bolts-of-obtaining-a-mortgage-and-how-to-cut-closing-costs
We are covering: Details of the Government’s bipartisan economic stimulus program “How to drive your tax preparer crazy” discussion with CPA, Brandon Verner Listener’s Question Answered: What to do with 401k accounts from prior jobs
Read more at http://moneyguy.com/2008/01/stimulus-package-tax-preparation-discussion-and-ira-rollovers
If you need proof that this broad sell-off is nothing new then read an article that I wrote back in October 2002. (click here for a copy) In the article I let readers know that diversification and not letting their emotions get the best of them is the secret to long-term investing.
Read more at http://www.moneyguy.com/2008/01/coping-with-an-uncertain-market-us-credit-under-fire-and-what-does-900-gold-mean
A new year can represent a fresh start for many. I know that many out there have made financial resolutions and I want to be a resource to help you reach that goal of financial independence. Let's talk about some of the big areas that may need attention:
For more information, visit the show notes at www.moneyguy.com/2008/01/2008-financial-resolutions-and-how-not-to-have-a-1987-portfolio
The emotions that your brain creates can lead to disaster if you do not know how to recognize where your decisions and actions are coming from (analytical side of the brain or emotional instinct to avoid risk).
Remember when you are wondering if the financial markets are going up or down the answer is always, “YES”
For more information, visit the show notes at http://www.moneyguy.com/2007/12/money-and-your-brain-amt-update
If you are a Georgia listener then Christmas has come early this year. As of December 11th the GA 529 plan has been drastically improved (probably because of the pressure of competition between the different 529 plans). The big improvements included:
** Georgia state income tax deduction update – For tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2007, contributions to an account are deductible up to $2,000 on behalf of any Beneficiary for Georgia income tax purposes. A Georgia taxpayer is not required to itemize his or her deductions to make this adjustment to income. Furthermore, there are no longer annual income limitations to claim this deduction.
For more information, visit the show notes at http://www.moneyguy.com/2007/12/ga-education-update-financial-leftovers-and-sex-drugs-hedge-funds/
Current events are impacting the world of personal finance and the financial markets. Many of you have asked me to provide more input on current financial events, and if you are one of those listeners you will get more than your fill with this show.
For more information, visit the show notes at http://www.moneyguy.com/2007/12/mortgage-plan-review-e-commerce-booming-and-candidates-take-on-social-security