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Investing Habits of the Fairly Wealthy: #2 Coach

“The games you remember most are on the negative side,” Parcells says. “I don’t know why. You’d have to speak to a psychologist about that. But the time you enjoy a win is minimal compared to how long you feel disappointed by losing.” That’s a quote from Parcells: A Football Life by Bill Parcells and […]

Have All of New Jersey’s Workers Already Moved to Florida?

New Jersey is experiencing a decline in white-collar employment but is still looking to hire many blue-collar workers to fill important jobs. The problem is, those workers don’t exist. Have all of NJ’s workers already moved to Florida? Gabriel T. Rubin describes New Jersey’s painful labor market in The Wall Street Journal, writing: New Jersey’s […]

Georgia Accelerates Implementation of Its Flat Tax Plan

Georgia’s government has accelerated the implementation of the state’s flat tax plan after big budget surpluses increased the plan’s viability. The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board explains: State governments aren’t known to run ahead of schedule, but Georgia lawmakers plan to deliver early on a promised tax cut. The acceleration is made possible by another […]

Digital Dollars: A Warning Where You’re the Prey

In my conversations with you, you voice your concerns about the digitization of the dollar. Clearly, there are publications out there warning the sky is falling. It’s unsettling at best. Then, over the holidays with your family and friends, you bring up the subject, and the person you’re talking with doesn’t have a clue. Life […]

You Can See Where Big Government Is Headed

Read Your Survival Guy’s Digital Dollars: A Warning Where You’re the Prey, and you can see where big government and big states are headed. That’s why I want you to look for your peace of mind in a Super State. You’ve read lately about the Supreme Court case Moore vs. U.S. in a couple of posts […]

You Can’t Escape a Digital Dollar

You don’t need to dig too hard to see how big states want to keep you locked in. That’s why Your Survival Guy wants you to find your Super State. The digital dollar is their collar. In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, James Freeman highlights Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s calls to make New York even […]

Don’t Make Moves You Might Regret

The pressures of the holidays are building. Don’t let this infiltrate your investments by making moves you may regret. Don’t buy mutual funds right before a distribution you may owe taxes on next year. But do consider making moves where you might benefit from spreading tax obligations over several years. Life Comes at You Fast. […]

Listen to What They Say about YOUR Money

You recently read about how the Supreme Court could stop a wealth tax before it even starts. That’s scaring some politicians because they already consider that wealth to be theirs. Just look at this headline from USA Today: “This couple is fighting $15,000 in taxes. Their case could cost Washington trillions.” Cost Washington trillions? The […]

Is It Almost Riot Season Again in America?

In City Journal, Christopher Rufo wonders if radical left-wing activists are preparing to incite riots in 2024 the same way they did in 2020 in order to shift the narratives of the presidential campaign. He writes: The resurgence of public protests in support of Hamas has revealed a disturbing truth: the left-wing rioting following George […]

Your Key to Retirement Wealth

When you look at your lifetime of earnings, you realize your key to retirement wealth is keeping what you’ve made. Too many investors are separated from their money by looking for markets to make their dreams come true. The arithmetic of portfolio losses makes it difficult to rebuild the wealth you earned the hard way […]

HARDSHIP WITHDRAWAL: Do You Have Emergency Funds?

According to a new study by Fidelity, Americans are increasingly turning to their 401(k)s to withdraw money in what are known as hardship withdrawals. As explained by Fidelity “Hardship withdrawals are only available to workers experiencing an “immediate and heavy” financial need as defined by the IRS. They are only allowed to withdraw funds to […]

EVERGRANDE: The World’s Most Indebted Property Developer

You have read about how investors in Evergrande, the world’s most indebted property developer, are “counting on the commies” for help as the company is restructured or potentially liquidated. A long-delayed liquidation hearing was scheduled for Monday, but it was once again delayed. Leaving creditors with little understanding of what they can expect from Evergrande […]

Risk and Reward: An Efficient Frontier

Originally posted July 26, 2018. The Efficient Frontier, created by Harry Markowitz in 1952, measures the efficient diversification of investments that delivers the highest level of return at the lowest possible risk. Investors must consider the trade-offs between risk and reward in their portfolios. You can see on the chart below an efficient frontier line […]

Stop America’s Zombie Apocalypse before It Starts

Your Survival Guy has unfortunately experienced the discomfort and uncertainty of a prolonged natural gas outage. When gas service went out in much of Newport, RI, back in 2019, it took days to recover, and many people in town faced significant hardship. Your Survival Guy and Gal did just fine, but it was a real-time […]