2011: The Money Year in Review

2011 was the year of living dangerously. We are not talking about the 1982 movie featuring a reporter living in Indonesia. We are referring to the turbulent worldwide investment waters navigated by investors. Stocks, particularly those of the ...

Market Watch: US and European Economies

Investors continue to follow the markets with eyes wide open. One eye is focused on Europe, where leaders of the European Union try and cobble together a comprehensive plan to contain rising sovereign debt costs in its weaker economies, deal ...

6 Tips to Manage Debt and Credit Cards

Just because you “can” doesn’t mean you “should.” On May 16, the U.S. government figuratively maxed out its credit cards, hitting its debt ceiling of nearly 14.3 trillion. Now Congress has to either balance the ...

World Markets: Born to Be Wild

This week’s market action reminds us of the classic Steppenwolf song, “Born to Be Wild.” All of the major world stock and bond markets were “looking for adventure” of the volatility kind. When the week’s dust ...