RSSF. Marc Ruiz: Your Mind On Money
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…
If you’ve followed my column then you know I’ve never been a believer in the “Chinese miracle” economy.
After a strong 2013, the U.S. stock market was certainly due a breather, and whether the recent 4 percent decline in the S&P 500 is the start of a bona fide correction or simply just a breather remains to be seen.
Not long before the new Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, website (www.healthcare.gov) was supposed to go online I wrote a column with some practical advice on this new program.
My Purdue student announced over break she had decided to study abroad in Europe this coming summer.
No one has a crystal ball, and both individual investors and professional investors face many of the same challenges.
Each year around this time I write a predictions column outlining trends I anticipate over the next year.
Over the course of the four Christmas meals I’ve indulged in over the past few days (I need to get to the gym), I have come to realize the recent credit card record breach announced by Target is a big topic on the minds of the ladies around t…
My Mom has always been all about veggies. As a kid there was always a pile of veggies on my plate, some varieties more palatable than others.
As has been said, the “business of America is business," and we are very good at it.
Most of us have heard about Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a digital currency alternative designed to facilitate online transactions between users providing a sort of currency neutral medium of exchange between buyers and sellers worldwide.
My mind is in kind of laid back mood this week. I guess you could say I’m in holiday mode.
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