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Consequences and Responses
Like a roller coaster ride … a night at the casino … a fantastic vacation week … Investing can be serious fun. It can be exciting. It can be scorable. Sometimes. But in this case, the results and consequences are much, much more significant than these thrills. One decision can swing your portfolio in a $100,000 direction – either up or down. Listen as Dan explains in this second podcast in the Millionaire’s Month series about how tying investing to specific goals that you have, then...
Is Investing Worth a Lot of Effort
Is investing worth the time and energy? Do you think of investing as a voluntary effort, designed to help your extra money make more money? What happens when investors focus more on the forest, and less on the trees? Hear these unique insights and more from Dan Danford from his book “Million Dollar Management” in this new podcast series for November (a.k.a. Millionaire’s Month). As Dan shares, the strategies used by large investment portfolio owners can be applied to family investors. The...
The Family Business
The family business. Family-run companies. People in the family working with other people in the family. What are some of the unique opportunities and perils? Find out on this intriguing podcast conversation between Dan Danford and Kyle Danner, Kansas City-based Family Business Advisor.
The Do-It-Yourself Mistake
My new book is called Stuck in the Middle: The Mistakes that Jeopardize your Financial Success and How to Fix Them. It’s available on Amazon and at other fine booksellers. The book’s theme is that much of our financial knowledge comes from trusted sources like well-intentioned friends, relatives, and colleagues (F R C - I call them FREAKS). Despite good intentions, a lot of that information requires a serious update. Those middle-class money lessons are probably holding you back from the...
“All the Experts” is Fake News
It's time to expose the fake online and television "experts".
Enjoy this bonus episode from Dan Danford! Check out a related article from Dan on 'Fake News' - http://www.humbledollar.com/2017/02/fake-news/
Someone famously quipped, “you can’t be too rich or too thin.” Yet, most of us know that that isn’t entirely true. Most of us can cite examples of folks we think are either too rich and/or too thin. But that idea is counterintuitive because we tend to think that more is better … in everything. Yet, there are lots of examples about good things becoming bad things in abundance... Now is a great time to take control of your finances. It’s the perfect time to start planning the retirement...
Wake Up Call, America
Today’s lesson can change your life. I’m going to jump against convention here and voice an unpopular idea: money can be a force for enormous good. Money can provide security, convenience, and opportunity. Money can help solve problems and make life easier for people in need. Money can build hospitals, libraries, and universities. The important truth to money is this: Money can be a force for good or evil, depending on how you treat it and use it. In my life, I’ve seen a lot of good people...
The Freedom Tour Begins Right Now
Everyone is different. Every dream is different. Every situation is different.Whether you are 30, 50, or 70, your retirement snapshot depends on your own experience, personality, family, health, and location. Your ability to achieve that snapshot also depends heavily on your finances and age today. Now is a great time to take control of your finances. It’s the perfect time to start planning the retirement Freedom Tour. Money is freedom, and freedom is fun.
The Happy Side of Mortgages
You’ve seen those ads where you are urged to saves thousands by paying off your mortgage as quickly as possible. The math is actually pretty simple: a long term loan compounds over many years and the interest looks like a mountain of debt. Any amounts paid early reduce the compounding and reduce the mountain. However - LOW INTEREST RATES ON MORTGAGES FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME CREATE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR BORROWERS - and OPPORTUNITY is what creates real happiness. Let’s look at how that...