Getting Your Money Back in a “Safe” Investment Isn’t Enough

“If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.” –Clint Eastwood As frequent readers of this website know, I used to be quite an avid poker player. I was by no means a stellar player, but I was good enough to turn a free $10 into a couple of trips to the World Series of Poker […]

Why Save in a Low Interest Rate Environment?

“There is a certain Buddhistic calm that comes from having….money in the bank.” –Tom Robbins A recent study showed that 41% of Americans have less than $500 of liquid savings available in the case of an emergency. Furthermore, 54% of respondents in the same survey revealed that they had no specific savings strategy in place […]