Playing to Win

I don’t watch many football games on television anymore, but I did catch the last few minutes of some of the NFL playoff games. I also watched most of the Super Bowl between the Patriots and Eagles. What struck me most was how some things have managed to remain...

The Money Men, Part I

“Find the deal . . . and you’ll find the money.” So said Eddie Popkin at the ETR Wealth Building Conference this past October. Eddie is a real estate lawyer and investor. With his partner, he has developed over $500 million worth of residential...

The Role of Bonds in Your Portfolio

If our search for the “holy grail” of investing were only about safety and simplicity, bonds would win hands down. Bonds are basically IOUs. Let’s say you purchase a 5-year bond for $10,000, its face value. The bond pays you a dividend of maybe 4% a...