While it's true that getting a good price is a big part of the hunt, the biggest, most important, super-secret strategy to turn the stealth hunter (them) into the prey: stand tough and fight to maximize your dollar throughout the process.
These are people who felt their exceptional natural abilities weren't enough, so they overreached for success. The finance lesson here? Don't overreach for success with your investments.
To build an enduring investment business takes more than brains and toughness. Success starts with values that clients care about most -- starting with trust.
Frugality is mostly about your attitude. Being satisfied with less expensive options, enjoying free and almost free entertainment and keeping as far away from the Joneses as humanly possible.
More and more of our communication takes place online these days. We make our judgments and choices based on information that comes without smiles or shrugs or distant gazes. How do we identify self-assured experts in the digital age?
To get the most out of what your employer offers, start by asking human resources for a benefit plan summary. They usually have a document they can email you or can provide you a company benefits website with personal login information.
Consumers can vote with their dollars when they make purchases. The same principle can be applied to investments. That is what the rapidly-growing space of socially responsible investing is all about.
Some people say that when you pay taxes -- income tax, sales tax, property tax, etc. -- you are giving your money to the government. Many resent this; some even consider it illegitimate. But this is a mistake.
We're all guilty of it. Waiting until the last minute to complete a task the day before it's due or paying off your light bill two weeks after the due date.
If you have kids in school -- K through 12 or college -- you don't need anyone to remind you that back-to-school season has arrived. Between those early-season sales and last-minute shopping, there's plenty of potential for trouble in the realm of personal finance.
It's summertime, and taxes might not be foremost on your mind. However, there are some uncommon tax credits and deductions that can help families save. Did you know the price of summer camp is a potential tax credit?
More than half of Americans have more savings than credit debt, a trend that's been rising since 2011. However, having more savings and being comfortable with the amount of savings and debt you have are two very different things.
A recent FTC study showed that almost 42 million people have errors on their credit report, which is a ridiculous number of people. Five percent of those people saw a 25-point jump in their credit score once the errors were fixed. What does this mean?
The financial news racket has little or nothing to do with maintaining our balanced investment plan. No matter what your age or financial status may be, do not change your retirement plan because you heard a piece of scary financial information from the media for the umpteenth time.
These tax rules may not make you whole again and certainly cannot replace precious sentimental items or life lost, but they can lighten your taxes and may even put more money in your pocket -- when you need it most.
A Roth is a post-tax retirement account, meaning the money you put in does not allow you to deduct it from your tax returns. That can be a bummer when you need income tax deductions!