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[23 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 2,809 views]
How Rich Is Too Rich? 92% of Americans’ Measurement Of Richness Is Way Wrong!

Measuring real wealth in America has shocking misconceptions. How rich are the rich, and are they really wealthy in reality? How poor are the poor?
92% of Americans have no idea how far from reality their concept of wealth really is! The following video provides a concrete understanding of the necessity and urgency of directing any money you can spare away from those pesky, unnecessary, nonessential (discretionary, that’s Wall Street speak) purchases that you make and reallocating those funds into smart, sensible investments that will grow over time.
Hey, you, time is …

Featured, Taking Stock, Your Financial Fitness »

[24 May 2013 | 5 Comments | 5,305 views]
Strategies and guidelines to building your own “bank” of savings for financial security

When you are the active “CEO/CFO and Chairman” of your money, it will perform better than simply leaving it in the hands of an advisor.
Only you know you the best:  your particular financial situation, your risk tolerance, your time horizon, investment objectives, your financial needs and wants, your financial obligations now and in the future; … the future? … you “bet” your life – literally – if you don’t know and consider these very crucial concerns!!!
You must be the master of your own monetary destiny. Keep in mind that the …

Account For Change, Risky Business, Your Financial Fitness »

[14 Sep 2012 | 11 Comments | 2,606 views]
Is the relentless party drumbeat driving the “sound” from the house, or is it bitter “tea”?

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” – Abraham Lincoln
How can we expect our chosen representatives to act responsibly in our best interests across party lines when they cannot even find agreement, speak honestly, and play nice amongst themselves within their own agenda-sworn “party”?!
Our money is at the mercy of policy; policy is at the mercy of party; and party is at the mercy of those pandering-to-the-purses for policy power.
Financial prosperity and security is directly correlated to the policies established by our elected government representatives, the correlated agencies and their …

Account For Change, Risky Business, Your Financial Fitness »

[8 Aug 2012 | One Comment | 1,794 views]
The Serious Business Of Managing Your Health

Ladies and gents, your health care just improved with more improvements ahead … but this ACA (Affordable Care Act) battle isn’t over.
As of August 1, 2012, the health reform law is now providing women more preventative healthcare services, including expanding reproductive health care, available for free without copayments or deductibles if you have health insurance.
Currently, as reported on The Rachel Maddow Show, the ACA covers the following as of:
JULY 1, 2010


SEPTEMBER 23, 2010


Featured, Risky Business, Your Financial Fitness »

[6 Aug 2012 | Comments Off | 1,689 views]
Sugar isn’t that sweet when you consider its cost!

With your permission, let me take a moment to set aside the human factor of our health in order to present for your consideration merely the financial factor of our health and the correlated costs to our health-related behaviors, specifically our eating habits.
Practicing good health is life-saving$ behavior!
It is logical that consuming smaller portions per serving of each meal saves us grocery money – eating less means buying less, therefore spending less. Additionally, consider the fact that eating healthy also saves us money when we compare the price of meat …

Risky Business, Your Financial Fitness »

[31 May 2012 | Comments Off | 928 views]
Ignoring issues – private equity, Facebook’s IPO, policies being pitched by big money with stealthy success – wields risk$.

thisweek with George Stephanopoulos
An economic roundtable covering some significant economic issues to date that can potentially profit or pillage your personal prosperity, your fiscal future, and your financial security.
Guests:  George Will, Liz Claman, Ron Brownstein, Nia-Malika Henderson, and Jennifer Granholm
(video 22:13)

Account For Change, Headlines, Your Financial Fitness »

[25 Apr 2012 | Comments Off | 3,247 views]
To what “degree” does college pay for you to pursue?

CNBC’s Kelly Evans reports on the escalating costs of attaining a college degree; how the costs incurred with the subsequent loans can place a prolonged, lifestyle-altering burden on the pursuit of a chosen career and its bounties; plus the financial challenges that graduates face while striving to fulfill the American Dream:  a car, a home, a successful career, a family, and continued education.
This report offers a breakdown of some of the costs and consequences, both positive and negative, of a college degree and how long those costs can remain a …

Taking Stock, Your Financial Fitness »

[25 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | 1,329 views]
How much do you “long” to make money and build financial security …, a “lot”?

Seriously, invest time learning all you can about investing:  the lingo, the tools, the fundamentals and technicals, the strategies, the various viewpoints until you understand the content to take control of your own money, to become a successful, self-directed investor to, at the very least, constantly grow a substantial savings that will stay ahead of inflation and the cost of living.
Plus, be able to preserve that constant savings (principal) for your future needs, for emergencies, for living comfortably within, better yet below, your means to build even more principal thus …