Category Archives: WEALTH-BUILDING

Is Gold a Good Investment? (Part 1)

“Mr. Bond, all my life I have been… in love with gold. I love its colour, its brilliance, its divine heaviness… I ask you… is there any other substance on earth that so rewards its owner?” – Ian Fleming, Goldfinger … Continue reading

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Something for Nothing: 3 Investment Traps

“Everyone loves something for nothing… even if it costs everything.” -Stephen King “When we try to get something for nothing (or next to nothing), we often end up with… NOTHING!” said Partners for Prosperity’s Kim Butler  on this week’s Guide … Continue reading

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Borrowing Against Life Insurance: Why It Pays to Become Your Own Banker

“YOU ‘FINANCE’ everything you buy. You either pay interest to someone else or you give up interest you could have earned.” -R. Nelson Nash, Becoming Your Own Banker There is an idea called the Infinite Banking Concept (it goes by … Continue reading

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What’s RIGHT About Target-Date Funds?

“Target-date funds… are the lazy investors dream.” -The “Buy Like Buffet” blog If you’ve been following our blog, you’re aware that we’re not big fans of target-date funds.They have suffered from poor market performance, higher-than-necessary fees, and other substantial problems … Continue reading

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Is China’s Bubble About to Pop?

“China’s growth model is broken and can’t be so easily fixed.” – Michael Schuman in “The Real Reason to Worry About China,” Time Magazine Recently, China’s GDP slowed from around 10% annually to just over 7% a rate of growth still envied … Continue reading

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The Questions Wall Street Hopes You’re Not Asking

Part 6 of “Target-Date Investing: Ten Mistakes Wall Street Hopes You Make.” (Find the whole series here.) “Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.” -Tony Robbins Mistake #10: Ask the wrong questions. (Or… ask … Continue reading

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Is Your Investing Paradigm Upside Down? The False Assumptions and That Lead Investors Astray

Part 5 of our “Target-Date Investing: Ten Investment Mistakes Wall Street Hopes You Make” series. (You can find all of our Target-Date Funds articles here.) “Usually, one would expect a retail product in a fast-growing, $500 billion market to have … Continue reading

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