RSSF. Marc Ruiz: Your Mind On Money
A dear family member passed away last week, and some of the activity required to deal with the affairs of the estate has fallen to my Mom.
My wife is from Cincinnati, and she misses her family dearly. We do a good job of staying connected with frequent visits, but she tells me she misses everyday stuff like lunch with her sister or a nephew’s soccer game.
In August 2011, I refinanced my primary mortgage. It was right about the time S&P downgraded the credit rating of U.S. Treasury debt, which strangely enough caused interest rates to dive. I got a 4.12 percent rate. I was quite confident t…
Like it or not, Obamacare, or parts of it at least, look here to stay with a number of provisions starting this year.
I recently attended an investment conference. These types of conference are typically structured with daily group sessions, interspersed with breakout sessions allowing attendees to explore ideas they find of particular interest.
Late last week the financial world was stunned by an announcement from the Bank of Japan that the central bank would begin a program of buying financial assets including not only Japanese government bonds but stock market based investments an…
We have discussed a number of times of the past few months the concept of Modern Monetary Theory, or MMT.
I’ve always been fairly decent at geography, so Sunday evening when headlines were buzzing with news of Cyprus, I turned to the globe for some frame of reference.
Some of the most common questions posed to me have to do with gold.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average exceeded its 2007 record peak with great fanfare this week.
After subjecting readers and myself to what seemed like endless discussion of the frightful “fiscal cliff,” I was done talking about the incessant shenanigans coming out Washington, D.C.
“Currency War” is the most recent buzz term in the financial media.
On March 23, 2000, the most widely used index of stock values, the S&P 500, reached 1,527. Over the next 2 1/2 years to September of 2002 the index dropped in value by 47 percent.
I’m a fan of the writing style of Bill Gross, the co-founder of the asset management firm PIMCO and manager of the world’s largest mutual fund.
The economy unexpectedly shrank in the fourth quarter of 2012. Such was the headline on Wednesday when the government released its report on total economic activity, a metric know as GDP.
History shows it has never been a smart idea to bet against the culture of American entrepreneurialism. We have consistently shown the capacity to innovate and get the job done.
A relationship with a financial advisory firm can be one of the most important professional relationships in our lives. The world of finances is confusing and perilous. Assistance navigating the many decisions to be made can be invaluable.
I have to admit I’ve never been a big believer in the rising China theme that has captivated the business world in the past decade.
After more undue hype than a heavyweight boxing match that results in a first round knock-out, our nation has avoided the dreaded fiscal cliff.
As I discussed last week, 2013 will be my eighth year writing “Your Mind on Money,” and at the end of each year I have done a predictions column outlining some economic and financial market expectations for the coming year. At the end of each…
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