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Fed's money policy helped stabilize economy

As expected, the Federal Reserve Bank announced this week its third Quantitative Easing program known as “QE3” would end this month.

12 hours ago

Low oil prices tell complex tale

I filled my gas tank the other day for $2.93 a gallon. It felt really good.

October 23, 2014 5:34 pm

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: The financial ramifications of Ebola

So what should we talk about this week? Well if this conversation is to have anything in common with just about every other conversation I’ve had this week there can be only one answer.

October 16, 2014 11:14 am

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Turn out the lights ...

“The party’s over." Probably the most hated words that ever come out of Dad’s mouth in our home.

October 09, 2014 10:52 am

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: No need to jump ship over drama at PIMCO

The financial world was shocked this week at the announcement Bill Gross, the founder and highest profile money manager at mutual fund company PIMCO, had abruptly left the company.

October 02, 2014 3:56 pm

Strong dollar, stock market flout conventional wisdom

One of the more complicated areas of the financial world is currency markets. The currency market actually dwarfs both the stock and bond markets and affects almost every other part of the economy, all without being noticed by the typical inv…

September 25, 2014 4:14 pm

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Fed's version of 'normal' may have changed

What's in a word? Well, if the word comes from the mouth of Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, then a word can move the world.

September 18, 2014 10:29 am

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Vote in Scotland mostly about independence

Next week a referendum of historical significance will be held as the Scottish people go to the polls to decide whether or not to remain part of the United Kingdom. Much of the argument in the Scottish debate has been focused on the economic …

September 11, 2014 11:29 am

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Life insurance can be an effective tool (with caveat)

Recently someone asked me about “these new section 770 retirement plans” they’d been hearing about. I was unfamiliar, but told them I would look into it.

September 04, 2014 8:14 am

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: This time it may actually be different

I’ve been investing for over 20 years now. As my experience level continues to evolve I find myself more often looking through my own personal frame of reference searching for historical precedent for current investment related events.

August 28, 2014 8:24 am

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Decision on using 529 plans a no-brainer

Back to school week. Fresh haircuts, new clothes, young moms crying, seasoned moms cheering and at least for this dad, a fair dose of financial trauma.

August 21, 2014 10:03 am

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Will Europe's woes affect U.S.?

The writing has been on the wall for some time, this week however the trend became obvious. Europe is entering recession.

August 14, 2014 11:22 am

Change tax policy to avoid inversions

Inversion. Not a word I use regularly in conversation, except for this week.

August 07, 2014 4:11 pm

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: A journey across this great nation

Every journey tells a tale. This week I finished a 5,048 mile, 17-day RV trek that took me across this great nation, to Oregon and back.

July 31, 2014 10:45 am

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: REIT sectory recovery another positive sign

A Real Estate Investment Trust, or REIT, is a specific type of company created and operated to manage income-producing real estate on behalf of investors.

July 24, 2014 10:35 am

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.

July 10, 2014 12:03 pm

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
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