Why “Get Rich Slow” Could Be the Best Way to Save for Retirement

The Biggest Loser, which ran on NBC from 2004 to 2016, was a reality-TV hit for a number of reasons. It dealt with a concern of many Americans (losing weight). It revealed the personal struggles of the contestants who were often overcoming lifelong challenges with food. And it delivered the results everyone wanted to see. [...]

By |2022-01-21T13:00:28-05:00January 25th, 2022|Investment Management, Retirement Income Planning|0 Comments

Why Humility is a Necessary Ingredient in Long-Term Self-Improvement

Nearly 20 years ago the Fox network began airing a TV show called American Idol. Thousands of unknown singers showed up to audition. And after multiple rounds of competition, the cream rose to the top and we saw that there really was great talent just waiting to be discovered. (Kelly Clarkson won that first season.) But [...]

By |2022-01-07T12:44:27-05:00January 11th, 2022|Investment Management, Retirement Income Planning|0 Comments

What’s the Difference Between Investing and Speculating?

The words “speculating” and “investing” often get used interchangeably. And that’s not surprising, since they describe somewhat similar concepts. In both cases, you are laying out money with the hope of gaining a return in the future. And to muddy the waters further, marketers are prone to use the words to either cast aspersions on [...]

By |2021-10-29T13:12:58-04:00November 2nd, 2021|Financial Market, Investment Management|0 Comments

Skip this Movie: Why This Year’s Top-Performing Stock is a Good Example of Misguided Speculation

Crime novelist Catherine Aird observed, "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." This seems to be the role of AMC Entertainment, the movie theater chain whose stock has soared in recent months. Earlier this year, as pandemic restrictions took their toll on in-person entertainment businesses, AMC [...]

By |2021-09-24T10:14:26-04:00September 28th, 2021|Financial Market, Investment Management, Theus Wealth Advisors|0 Comments

A Warning to Younger Investors

When you've lived a few years, you come to appreciate the truth of statements like: "The house always wins." "In a gold rush, the only one guaranteed to get rich is the guy selling the shovels." And . . . "Any 'exclusive' investment advertised as a 'sure thing' probably isn't either one." If you were [...]

By |2021-08-20T14:29:00-04:00August 24th, 2021|Investment Management|0 Comments

Risk Amplified

According to Yahoo Finance, the number of Americans trading individual stocks has grown during the pandemic. A survey the finance site conducted last fall found that 33% of people holding stock indicate that they've been trading more since the pandemic began. And a similar number said they're trading individual stocks more, as opposed to ETFs and [...]

By |2021-07-30T14:05:02-04:00August 3rd, 2021|Investment Management|0 Comments

The Secret to Warren Buffett’s Success

It's hard to think of a more all-American investor than Warren Buffett. His company, Berkshire-Hathaway, is located not on one of the coasts but in Omaha, Nebraska. The firm's wholly-owned subsidiaries include such heartland favorites as Kraft Heinz, Dairy Queen, and See's Candies. But more importantly, Buffett has embodied the American ideal of the modest [...]

By |2021-07-30T13:47:55-04:00July 13th, 2021|Investment Management|0 Comments
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