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Entries by James Berman from 01/2013

The Bond Peril

| Posted 01.07.2013 | Business

People often think of bonds as being low risk. They are lower risk than stocks, but they are still subject to all sorts of different potential problems.

The Five Steps for Financial Fitness

| Posted 01.08.2013 | Business

Getting your finances into shape can appear daunting. Breaking it down into categories can help simplify the process. There are five main categories that everyone should tackle.

The Rules of Investing: Ignore Them at Your Peril

| Posted 01.09.2013 | Business

Should investing be governed by simple rules? It not only should be. It must.

Stop Preparing for the Last War: Arm Yourself for the New One

| Posted 01.17.2013 | Business

Today, the average retail investor is still hopelessly under-invested in stocks, ludicrously over-weighted in overvalued bonds: fighting the last war of falling stock prices, while absolutely blind to the looming danger ahead in the form of inflation.

In a World Short on Miracles, The Power of Compounding Is Still One

| Posted 01.23.2013 | Business

Even if you had invested 15 years ago, not long before the start of the greatest secular bear market since the Great Depression, you would have compounded money at 4.72 percent per year. This also would have doubled your money.