Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 26 2012

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I Really Love It When Stock Markets Fall

I was thrilled by how the stock market performed during the first three weeks of November. It moved down — not up.  It was a fabulous three weeks. That’s right: Unless you’re retired, or close to it, falling markets should be celebrated. I love falling stock markets! As you can read in my most recent …

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Nov 22 2012

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Tony Noto – American Expatriate Financial Advisor Specialist

Tony Noto

Tony Noto is a Fee-Based American Financial Advisor  If you’re an expatriate American looking for a financial advisor, I found someone you may be interested in.  His name is Tony Noto, and he builds portfolios of indexed investments, much as I described in my book, Millionaire Teacher.  Here are the advantages: No sales commissions Low taxable …

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Nov 21 2012

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School Stock Market Games Are A Bad Idea

Many well meaning teachers think they can teach their kids lifelong  learning skills by introducing them to the stock market game.   I commend the effort.  But it is completely wrong-headed.  Sadly, these teachers are doing more damage than good. Find out why I disagree with this way teaching and what I suggest as a …

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Nov 17 2012

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Investment Commissions Soon To Be Banned In The United Kingdom

Many people are still paying commissions to purchase investment products.   High commissions entice many investment advisors to jump into bed with the fund company offering the hottest (commission) action. Is that cool?  Nope.  And some countries are banning the practice.  In the United Kingdom, they’re banning such coziness.   And an upstanding suitor is …

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Nov 15 2012

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How I Made My First Million – Part 1

I was interviewed for a short two-part television series titled How I Made My First Million.  If you’re curious about the show, you can view part 1 below and see part 2 here. As a guy with no tech related skills whatsoever, I want to give a shout out to David Dixon, my blog site …

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Nov 15 2012

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How I Made My First Million – Part 2

I was interviewed for a short two-part television series titled How I Made My First Million. If you’re curious about the show, you can access part 2 below,  but make sure you’ve first watched part 1 here.  (And thanks again to David Dixon, my blog site manager and  Chris Popowski.) How I Made My First …

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Nov 13 2012

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Odd Advisors Are Best

Most people wouldn’t want a loon managing their money.  But perhaps they should reconsider.  Low cost fee-based advisors—especially those building indexed portfolios—aren’t exactly normal. To determine how strange they truly are, let’s examine what’s typical.  When I first met my wife, Pele, she invested with an adviser through Raymond James Financial.  He was normal to …

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Nov 06 2012

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Rebalancing Act: Going Against The Flow

Living in Southeast Asia gives me the chance to attend the Cambodian water festival. Locals and tourists pack the streets of the capital city Phnom Penh, laughing as they splatter each other with water to welcome in the new year – but the fun often comes at a cost. Pickpockets roam the crowd, lightening the …

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