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YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Fed shows confidence in recovery with policy changes

Investors got a peek this week at the mindset of the Federal Reserve when the Fed released its June meeting minutes for public review.

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YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Financial, estate planning a topic for all couples

Northwest Indiana news is the focus of national news this week involving the legal battle regarding same sex marriage.

July 03, 2014 5:45 pm

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Investors not concerned about GDP

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 …

June 26, 2014 11:11 am

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Keeping an eye on FACTA

Let’s have a little fun this week with a “paranoid conspiracy” version of the column.

June 19, 2014 9:16 am

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Big decision awaits new college students

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.

June 12, 2014 10:37 am

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Europeans look to avoid deflationary future

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.

June 05, 2014 9:45 am

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Concepts apply to every retirement situation

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.

May 29, 2014 10:17 am

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Declining bond yields may not mean trouble

In January, wrote in this column, “I will be watching the bond market for my queues on the stock market during 2014."

May 22, 2014 9:47 am

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: What does current trend is asset values mean?

So what does a black and white painting, a country estate in Connecticut and a Chinese Internet company all have in common?

May 15, 2014 12:00 pm

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Caution is warrented in time of transition

A few weeks ago we discussed our aging bull market in U.S. stocks, and over the past month this trend has been affirmed.

May 08, 2014 9:56 am

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: New IRA rule could cost unaware investors

A potentially important rule clarification regarding IRA rollovers occurred recently, and the ruling could end up biting unaware investors.

May 01, 2014 9:56 am

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Earnings guidance provides optimism

The stock market for all its mystery can boil somewhat down to a couple of basic functions.

April 24, 2014 9:28 am

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Signs of aging appear in bull market

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.

April 17, 2014 10:03 am

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: A few last-minute tax savings tips

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…

April 10, 2014 10:33 am

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Don't be scared by rigged market claims

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.”

April 03, 2014 9:28 am

Stock market, though stressful, a good investment

The past 14 years have provided an almost perfect and complete laboratory for learning important investment notions and concepts.

March 27, 2014 4:31 pm

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: It's time to put the pain behind us

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.

March 20, 2014 4:36 pm

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: We've come far in past five years

This week the U.S. stock market crossed the five year anniversary of the post 2008-09 financial crisis low point.

March 13, 2014 11:18 am

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Deplorable Ukraine situation a distraction for investors

The main disruption this week for investors centered on the tensions in the Crimea region of the Eastern Ukraine.

March 06, 2014 10:06 am


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.

February 27, 2014 9:33 am

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Think about life insurance

In the realm of financial planning, the topic of life insurance has about as much appeal as a root canal.

February 20, 2014 8:16 am

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Fed continues grand experiment

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…

February 13, 2014 10:29 am
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