Develop Financial Character

Becoming a Shareholder: Stock Splits and Buybacks

You’ve been learning all about investing and money management and you’ve just picked out all the stocks you want to invest your money in. Congratulations! Now one of the companies you’ve chosen throws a curve ball and announces a stock split.   Uh-oh. What does that mean for you? Will it affect your investments? Today [...]

Becoming Effective: Managing Compound Interest

You’re probably familiar with interest. Maybe you’ve had a savings account that accumulates a small amount every month. Or maybe you have a credit card or loan that accumulates a huge amount every month. But do you know that there are different types of interest? And did you know that you can make interest work for you? [...]

Becoming Knowledgeable: Investments and the Economy

You have probably heard the word “economy” discussed in the news. It sounds important, but what does that mean and how does it relate to you and your investments?

Becoming Satisfied: Owning and Renting Real Estate

Have you ever met someone that owns multiple houses? Did you assume they were wealthy before they got the properties, or wonder if that’s how they became wealthy?

Becoming Celebrated How an IRA Works

Imagine this, you graduate high school, go to college and pay off all four years of college by working a simple summer job. When you graduate you have enough money and credit to start a family, buy a home, car, and even a lake house. You work at the job for years, and they promise you a pension that will pay out a [...]

Becoming Investment Savvy: Investments 101

One of the most frequent questions I hear is "How do I start investing?"