My Biggest Retirement Fear

My Biggest Retirement Fear

When she said, “twice the husband, half the income,” I had to laugh. I had just asked Jane, whose husband Phil had retired a few months ago, how retirement was going. Her answer underscored the two fundamental issues in retirement. One is psychological....

Big Gains Ahead, Thanks to BP

Personally, I’m sick of BP. I don’t care if they survive. But I am interested in making money off of BP’s problems. In the mainstream financial press, I’ve come across three ways to do it: Buy BP cheap… or short BP… or buy the Gulf...

The Importance of GDP Growth Rates

What do the following major brands have in common? Budweiser Lysol Ben and Jerry’s ice cream 7-Eleven Gerber baby food Brooks Brothers Motel 6 American Idol Wild Turkey bourbon If you said that they are all owned by non-U.S. companies, go to the head of the...

Why Is This Man Smiling?

Do you recognize this man? It’s Jamie Diamond, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, and he’s got plenty of reasons to be smiling. His bank still exists because of the taxpayer bailout. So, thanks to you and me, his paycheck last year wasn’t bad. $16 million....

What “Type” of Investor Are You?

In the world of pop psychology, people are often divided into Type A and Type B personalities. An oversimplification, of course. Still, your “type” label says a lot about your approach to life. And guess what? It also says a lot about the way you approach...