Video Newsletters: Insights and Observations

Everything listed under: 2017

  • November 2017

    Email UsOf Pigeons, Information & Interest RatesHave you ever noticed how pigeons walks? Their heads bob back and forth with each step they take. Although I consider myself a recreational bird watcher (as opposed to an actual birder), I never gave this behavior any thought until I read a fascinating book: Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life, by physicist Helen Czerski.   Read More...

  • The Game of Life

    Read Full Newsletter Email UsIf you enjoyed what you have seen here, please check out our blog, Changing the Conversation. Discover financial and family well-being by looking at money differently. We hope this blog will help you change the conversation about money and begin to think about finances as a tool to help you navigate major transitions.   Read More...

  • August 2017

    Email UsWhat’s (Not) Up With Interest Rates?Credit is the lifeblood of any healthy economy and the price of credit (or the cost of borrowing) is measured by the annual rate of interest charged. There are as many different rates of interest as there are types of credit available. For example, consider borrowing from a bank to purchase an automobile.   Read More...

  • What steers today’s success mindset? Increasingly, non-conventional drivers not just Success Mindset.

    Read Full Newsletter Email UsIf you enjoyed what you have seen here, please check out our blog, Changing the Conversation. Discover financial and family well-being by looking at money differently. We hope this blog will help you change the conversation about money and begin to think about finances as a tool to help you navigate major transitions.   Read More...

  • May 2017

    Email UsDIVERSIFIED OR CONCENTRATED?When it comes to stock investing, investors often ask if is it better to hold a well-diversified portfolio of hundreds of stocks or a concentrated portfolio of, say, 20 or 30 stocks? The answer may not be as clear-cut as you think. Let’s look at what academic research might have to teach us.The Case for DiversificationThe essence of diversification is captured by the old adage that we shouldn’t put all of our eggs into one basket.   Read More...

  • Elegant Simplicity

    Read Full Newsletter Email UsIf you enjoyed what you have seen here, please check out our blog, Changing the Conversation. Discover financial and family well-being by looking at money differently. We hope this blog will help you change the conversation about money and begin to think about finances as a tool to help you navigate major transitions.   Read More...

  • February 2017

    Email UsPassive versus Active InvestingThe recent unseasonably warm weather and complete absence of snow this year in the Chicago area has been a very pleasant surprise. Flowers are pushing up through the soil and many migrating bird species have arrived a bit earlier than normal.What’s not so surprising is the ongoing debate in investment circles about the relative merits of active versus passive investing. Passive investing refers to the use of mutual funds or exchange traded funds that replic...  Read More...

  • Shifting Sands and Wise Solutions

    Read Full Newsletter Email UsIf you enjoyed what you have seen here, please check out our blog, Changing the Conversation. Discover financial and family well-being by looking at money differently. We hope this blog will help you change the conversation about money and begin to think about finances as a tool to help you navigate major transitions.   Read More...