Tuesday , 7 April 2020


Finance

6 Warning Signs You Should Fire Your Financial Advisor (+3K Views)

Investors should take a long hard look at their broker/financial advisor/planner and rethink what they expect of him/her while at the same time empowering themselves to take control of their own situations. This article identifies several warning signs that it may be time to cut ties with your current broker. Words: 721

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Avoid the “Toy Trap” – Being “Rich” Is A State of Mind

Many a retiree, or near-retiree, has overspent on cars, boats, homes, and a surgically enhanced trophy wife or two. We also all have friends who’ve fallen into the "toy trap" of buying things they don’t need, with money they don’t have, to impress people they don’t particularly like, in the mistaken belief that “He who dies with the most toys wins.” That being said, is there room in 2016 for a return to financial modesty—room to reject the toy trap? I say yes! Here’s our 5-step guide to doing just that.

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“Helicopter” Money & Negative Interest Rates Are On the Horizon

As the ripple effect of the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, central banks have been quick to act in slashing interest rates. However, with rates already sitting at historic lows before the crisis, it is possible that banks may be forced to employ more unconventional and controversial techniques to try and calm the economy as time goes on.

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Ben Bernanke On the Pros & Cons of Negative Interest Rates (+5K Views)

We can't rule out the possibility that, at some point in the next few years, our economy will slow, perhaps significantly. How would the Federal Reserve respond? What tools remain in the monetary toolbox? In this and a subsequent post, I discuss some policy options the Fed might consider, focusing first on negative interest rates.

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