Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, September 08, 2014 9:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Investment advisers typically measure a client’s degree of risk aversion as part of the process of making investment recommendations and building client portfolios.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 5:57 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

On Friday, the equivalent of 15 percent of the world’s supply of mined gold was dumped.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013 1:46 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Valentine’s Day 2013 will cost a little bit more than it did last year, thanks to commodity prices and inflation.

Friday, December 16, 2011 8:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Oh December, month of lists detailing the best and worst of the outgoing year and forecasts telling us what to expect from the coming year. Today’s forecast for 2012 comes from the CFA Institute, the world’s largest association of investment professionals and granter of the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst designation. In their Global Market Sentiment

Friday, December 09, 2011 11:25 am
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Inflation won’t be going away anytime soon, but at today’s interest rates, your purchasing power may be slipping. Inflation can, of course, be a significant drain on the amount you can buy in the future with today’s dollars. To fight that, investors often use government bonds called Treasury Inflation Protected Securities, or TIPS. The inflation

Friday, April 15, 2011 2:38 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Index CDs sound like a great idea: the high yields of riskier markets with the safety of a CD. Everyone wins, right? Maybe, or maybe not. Everbank came out with a line of Marketsafe CDs in 2005. The initial CD offering was linked to the Standard & Poor’s 500 index and subsequent market-linked CDs branched out

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