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  • Success or Failure?
    Don't reinvent the failure of others
    Sometimes the best teachers are those who have failed before and around us. Instead of passing judgement on their failures, it would behoove you to take note and learn from their mistakes. Use their lapse in judgment and errors to your advantage....
  • Obama and Clinton 2012
    Obama needs a ‘Win one for the Gipper speech’
    With a computer model indicating Obama’s stars are misaligned for reelection, there is one fact that points the way forward for the “Forward, forward, forward” campaign. That is, the President’s popularity with his own...
  • Social leverage
    Advice on Advisers Part 3: advice from acquaintances
    What if a potential adviser/salesperson is someone an individual knows, such a a friend, family member or someone from church? Before a sense of social obligation prevents someone from saying "no" when needed, it may be useful to know...
  • Credentials
    Advice on Advisers Part 2: tests to identify an authentic adviser
    Advisers can be incredible assets, even those who are newer to the industry if they're the right type of people. Everyone has to start somewhere. What is it that people want from an adviser? Don't people pretty much want to end up better...
  • Aspirations
    Advice on Advisers Part 1: what's in it for who?
    When going to an adviser, an individual generally expects to get, well, advice. This may seem obvious, but consumers should be aware of a potential conflict of interest with the person from whom they seek advice.­The designation, &ldquo...
  • Save money for your business with Expense Reduction Advisors
    Save money for your business with Expense Reduction Advisors
    Do you own a business? If so, you may not think twice about the utility bills you pay each month. But did you know that many of these bills contain mistakes and you may be overpaying? It’s true.Expense Reduction Advisors, a company based in...
  • wrap accounts, high fees equal high sales
    Bait and Switch, a little deeper look at your money
    Is your investment “firm” pulling the old “bait and switch”?Lets imagine for a moment that not every investment “advice” giving company has your best interests at heart. I realize that Goldman Sachs has stated...