Entries for the ‘Investments’ Category

Financial “Spring Cleaning” Tips

It is not quite Spring yet here in Michigan, but it has been such a mild winter, my internal clock is ticking early this year. The personal financial habit that I’ve developed over the past 7 years is to preform a personal financial clean-up session at about the same time I decide to clean my […]

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Should I sell my Silver?

Well…I hate to say that I told you so…but I will ūüėȬ† As many of you remember, I was buying Silver a couple of years back (Investing in Silver) and it has turned out to be quite a strong investment! The question now is, at $50 per ounce, is it time to sell my silver […]

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Is Edward Jones a Scam?

Several years ago I worked as a Financial Services Rep for a very large company based out of New York.¬† I was with the company for about 5 years, but of the 20 reps that were hired around the same time as me, only about 3 of us made it past the second year.¬† Everyone […]

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Do iPhone Apps Make Money?

Well, I’m about to find out if a good idea and great partners is enough of a foundation in the iPhone Application development world to make for a good investment. This week, I’ve funded the development of an exciting new iPhone app.¬† The app is a productivity tool for moms and dads, and is “top […]

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Should I Be Buying Gold?

So I was visiting one of my favorite blogs…GetMoneyEnergy¬†and my eyes were immediately drawn to information on the site about GoldLine.¬† Once on the GoldLine site, I was able to pursue through amazing amounts of information on rare coins and precious metals investing.¬† Most interesting to me was¬†a chart that showed current Gold, Silver, Platinum, […]

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Why are Natural Gas prices so low?

For reasons many of you may know, I’ve been following the NYMEX price of Natural Gas very closely for the past year or so.¬† I’ve seen multi-years highs that made little sense to me…and as recent as yesterday we are seeing 7 year lows in the price of this “clean” fuel.¬† SO WHAT IS THE […]

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Why does the Stock Market Keep going up?

Friends, I’ve been away quite a while and miss hearing from everyone.¬† I’ve been launching a new company over the past month or so, and life has been CRAZY busy.¬† I’ve been working later than normal, and have been having trouble sticking to my 5:30 AM blogging routine.¬† Anyways, I think it is important to […]

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My Best Investment – 1st Quarter 2009

Several months ago I posted about some of the great companies that I was buying as the entire stock market was tanking.¬† I purchased 15 companies over at Fristrade.¬† As of today,¬†nine of them have lost money,¬†five of them have made money…but my account is sitting at almost EXACTLY the $15,000 that I started with…so […]

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Is a Pizza Franchise a Good Investment?

Photo Credit: http://www.eightsolid.com In June of 2003 I opened my first franchised pizza store here in Michigan. I went into partnership with my best friend from college. We had worked for 18 months planning our business, finding the perfect location, learning about the pizza business (him a lot more than me, as he went through […]

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How Low Can Stocks Go???

WOW! This word is all my little brain could register when I pulled up my retirement account at Firstrade today. I’ve been a licensed securities broker for almost 9 years now, and I NEVER saw this coming.¬† Buy and Hold index fund investing is officially a TRAIN WRECK if you started in about the last […]

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