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Rent vs. Buy
Unless you’re Rip Van Winkle you can’t have missed the fact that housing prices have dropped significantly in most parts of the country. This fact has also not...

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage?
I frequently get asked if it’s better to pay down a mortgage or keep it and continue to pay off the loan over time. Like most things, there is no simple answer. While...

Post Cards from Europe
The US stock and bond markets seem to be increasingly influenced by the recent events in Europe. Worries around a near default by Greece and the weakness...

Why should I care about Munis?
There is a tendency for investors to think of municipal bonds as low yielding, unexciting investments. Further, the news has recently been filled with stories...

The Oracle of Omaha Speaks
Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffet is widely regarded as one of the most successful investors of all time. From Berkshire’s headquarters in Omaha...

Should I Still Own Bonds?
The bond market in general performed very well in 2009 in part because of the influx of massive investment from individual investors. Both interest rates and...

Time for Commodities? Be Careful.
Whenever worries about inflation begin to creep into the market the topic of commodities as an inflation hedge comes up. The theory is that as the economy...

New Normal or Back to Normal?
There is a dispute raging in the investment world about whether the old rules of investing need to be discarded and new rules applied. Simply put, the argument...

Are Stocks Overvalued?
It’s mid-November and the stock market is hitting new, recent highs. The bulls argue that retail buyers are back, productivity is soaring and there are still huge...

Is Cheap Real Estate Cheap Enough?
Now that the residential real estate bubble has popped it’s reasonable to ask is this the time to buy? For those who are looking to buy their first home the answer is...

Volatility is a Killer (Still)
Ever think, or even utter out loud for that matter, "This market is killing me!"? Most of us have at one time or another in the last couple of years. While said in jest...

Where’s The Fire?
Market rallies sure are fun and some sectors in particular have been, as they say on Wall Street, "on fire." After the markets lows we saw last March we’ve enjoyed...

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