RSSF. Marc Ruiz: Your Mind On Money
Investors got a peek this week at the mindset of the Federal Reserve when the Fed released its June meeting minutes for public review.
Northwest Indiana news is the focus of national news this week involving the legal battle regarding same sex marriage.
Investors were a bit rattled this week when the government released its third and final estimate of first quarter 2014 Gross Domestic Product, or GDP. A nation’s GDP is the measure all economic activity within its borders during a given time …
Let’s have a little fun this week with a “paranoid conspiracy” version of the column.
June is a special time of year, especially for the recent high school graduates and their families. A time filled with open houses and strong emotions.
On Thursday the European Central Bank announced a highly anticipated plan to step up the level of economic stimulus provided through the banking system to European Union countries.
If everything goes right, most of us will retire once, maybe twice, during our entire lifetime. This, of course, creates a justifiable level of anxiety and uncertainty surrounding the retirement process.
In January, wrote in this column, “I will be watching the bond market for my queues on the stock market during 2014."
So what does a black and white painting, a country estate in Connecticut and a Chinese Internet company all have in common?
A few weeks ago we discussed our aging bull market in U.S. stocks, and over the past month this trend has been affirmed.
A potentially important rule clarification regarding IRA rollovers occurred recently, and the ruling could end up biting unaware investors.
The stock market for all its mystery can boil somewhat down to a couple of basic functions.
I’ll be 44 in three months, and I have to say the 40s feel pretty good. Lots of energy, and I can do about anything I used to do in my 20s, and I do.
I talk to people about money every week, and in April many of the conversations I’m having are about taxes. Long story short, people are not very happy this year. It seems everyone I talk to – from my college-aged daughter to the most success…
Last Sunday following the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament games the high profile news magazine show "60 Minutes" aired a segment proclaiming the “stock market is a rigged game.”
The past 14 years have provided an almost perfect and complete laboratory for learning important investment notions and concepts.
Ten year ago I suffered a knee injury while playing basketball. Anyone who has experienced a ligament tear in their knee knows the agony is excruciating. I described it as being enveloped in a blanket of pure pain.
This week the U.S. stock market crossed the five year anniversary of the post 2008-09 financial crisis low point.
The main disruption this week for investors centered on the tensions in the Crimea region of the Eastern Ukraine.
On my first “Your Mind on Money” radio show on 89.1 The Lakeshore, I stated the housing market was so deeply damaged by the financial crisis it would not serve as a useful economic metric for five years.
In the realm of financial planning, the topic of life insurance has about as much appeal as a root canal.
Investors got a chance to see and hear incoming Fed Chairwoman Janice Yellen this week when she testified in front Congress for the first time. The stock market apparently took Chairwoman Yellen’s testimony as an excuse to stall the current d…
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