Richard W Greene, CLU, ChFC, IAR
In a few more days you will have received your 2013 1099s and will begin the process of preparing to meet with your CPA. This year prepare another pile of insurance policies, ...(more)
Legacy planning3 is a lifelong endeavor that requires patience, discipline, a strong work ethic and proficiency when it comes to the subject of money and taxes. Being “wealthy” should not only be defined in numerical ...(more)
It may surprise you to learn that many people have important financial documents strewn all over their homes – in desk drawers, underneath books, in various files cabinets and often not located in the correct file, in ...(more)
A brilliant investment idea?
“There’s a sucker born every minute.”–P.T. Barnum
I enjoy messing with scammers. I like to select some scam e-mails that I receive from “Nigerian princes” and “oil barons” and ...(more)
Monkey Brain fears things which go bump in the night.
“Only the good die young.”–Billy Joel
I don’t know anyone who is particularly good at contemplating his own mortality. We fear the unknown, and even if we have a ...(more)
Life isn’t one of these.
“I notice that you got it. You notice that I want it. Know that I can take it to the next level baby.”–Nicki Minaj
Yes, I feel dirty for quoting a Nicki Minaj song, just for the record.
Tim Ferriss’s book The Four Hour Workweek has sold well over a million copies. I’ve purchased two, and several friends have based on my recommendations. That’s over a million people who have some sort of dream of ...(more)
“I don’t want to be the person digging my own grave.”–Katherine Heigl
There are times when you hear stories about the troubles of people in financial straits and you feel genuinely sorry for them. Empathy bubbles over ...(more)
“I’m so poor I can’t even pay attention.”–Ron Kittle
Almost everyone has to deal with loss at some point. Whether it’s the loss of a loved one or the loss of a dream, we are faced with the ripping away of something ...(more)
Derecho: a widespread, long-lived, straight-line windstorm that is associated with a fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms.
On June 25, 2012, a rare, freak storm passed through the ...(more)
“The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional to the embarrassment he can tolerate.”
I knew better. When I was a carefree bachelor stationed in Germany, I lived life to the ...(more)
“There is a certain Buddhistic calm that comes from having....money in the bank.”
A recent study (http://www.creditdonkey.com/no-emergency-savings.html) showed that 41% of Americans ...(more)
“Action expresses priorities.”
What is a discussion about priorities in life doing in a finance blog? Everything. Your priorities in life should be dictating what you’re spending your money on. ...(more)
“A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.”
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When I was in college, we had to run a speed and agility test called the Indoor Obstacle Course Test (IOCT). If you want to ...(more)
"Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like."
When I was in my mid-20s, I bought a brand new BMW convertible. I lived in ...(more)
“The oil men were acting like the peddler who lost money on every sale but tried to make it up on volume.” -Paul Mallon
When Filene’s Basement closed, the hordes gathered to pick up the remnants of the ...(more)
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