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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Rock world is littered with artists suing their business managers. Now, where some of these managers are just bad people, I think like most of us the Business Manager just took on too much. I am sure you have heard that Johnny Depp...

 

Friday, June 15, 2018

For those of you who lived through the stock market of 2008, you might hear how the only solid investment is in gold. Usually, people will tell you gold and real estate never lose value, and that is simply not true. So, you might be...

 

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Are any of my fellow Xers feeling a little lost? Holy crap, I sure am! I am fascinated by the different nuances between generations. There, of course, is the Great Generation who were my grandparent’s generation. Then the Baby...

 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tariffs & Trade Wars So, many of you have been hearing these terms thrown around on the news a lot lately but could be unfamiliar with what they are/mean. Let’s dive in, shall we?Tariffs usually come about when we have a trade...

 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Growing up in the financial industry I have spent most of my financial life telling people “no” or saying, “you can’t.” When you are a new financial advisor you are taught to help set people up for...

 

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Man, ever since Lemmy Kilmister died in December of 2015, Rock has been taking it on the chin. For those of you who know who Lemmy is, he was a Rock God. He passed away on December 28th, 2015 and to me, that was the day I realized that...

 

Friday, March 2, 2018

The other day I was craving a filet O’fish from McDonald's like crazy. As I stood in line awaiting my now “sustainable” fish sandwich I, of course, started thinking about profit margins, I mean who wouldn’t?...

 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

How Money can buy Happiness! Does money buy happiness? I say you bet your sweet ass it does. This whole belief that money is the root of all evil and isn’t necessary to be happy is a bunch of BS. When you pay your bills for the...

 

Friday, December 15, 2017

So, are you a Rock Star? On your way? Well, let's talk a bit about things to look for in a band manager. Band Managers do things like: pay your bills, invest your money, handle taxes and sometimes run the budget for your tours and...

 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

What investments are Liquid vs Illiquid? Ok for starters, not all investments are illiquid. And for a second start illiquid means that your money is not easily accessible. Sometimes people think of investments as some money chomping...

 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Do I really need a financial advisor? Anyone else have that friend who has a deadbeat boyfriend/girlfriend? When you tell them to leave, they immediately tell you all the reasons (often stupid, foolish reasons) why they stay. They are...

 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

How do Investments Differ from Savings Accounts? The major difference between savings accounts vs. investment accounts is that savings accounts are FDIC insured and most investments are not. FDIC stands for "Federal Deposit Insurance...

 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

How does an investment CD work? I get asked this question all the time. But, there is a dramatic difference between a CD (Certificate of Deposit) and a Non-FDIC investment. Let's start with what FDIC insurance is and does. FDIC stands...

 

Monday, October 9, 2017

So, this is the crappiest blog post I’ve ever had to write. For the record, I love Tom Petty and not because he has now left this world, but I mean I really loved him. Go ahead, check my street cred on twitter, I quoted his music...

 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Gen Xers, well we’re great. Here are a couple things that shaped our personalities and views. 1) Latch Key Kids- Gen Xers were the first true latch key kids. I used to come home from school: make myself a snack, sneak a Coke, and...

 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

// Scene- the year 2000, I had been investing since about 1994. I consulted with a financial advisor at my local credit union and started putting away $25.00 per month into an investment account. My financial advisor at the time...

 

Friday, September 15, 2017

#Ball out A Behind the Scenes Look at the Finances to Living Like a Rock Star Ball out! Whether you’re a Hip Hop Star, Hip Hop Lover, or an all over music lover like myself the message is clear; let your money flow like water or...

 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

80’s Music and the 8 Things Learned About Money - Ahh, The 80's- Revisit a time of Reaganomics and the Brat Pack. I dare you to sing with me.