Financial Literacy Archives - MONEY SMART

June 11, 2013

I said a full scale education revolution is coming and that "education is going to be taken over by the internet, and the quality it will deliver will be nothing short of stunning...The cost of higher education will reflect these changes. How about a full four year college education for say $5,000 or so? Pretty amazing, no?” Well, it’s here--the future has arrived! Georgea Tech, one of the top 25 universities in the world, made waves last week in business and higher education with an announcement.

February 20, 2013

Although cars are both necessities and often a pleasure to have, they consume a pretty amazing percent of our hard-earned money every year. The truth is that your approach to cars alone can truly alter your finances. So how do you win when it comes to car buying? Here are some steps to take that can make a huge difference:

August 30, 2012

I don't need to tell you how hard it is right now to find a good place to invest your money. Yet every day you're probably staring at a great investment when you look in the mirror. If you're like most people, you are your greatest asset, and investing in yourself and your career are your greatest investment opportunities right now.

August 3, 2012

Through Money Smart in all its variations (website, blog, book, radio show) I caution you against trusting the word of financial experts who have something to gain (or are in the pockets of someone who has something to gain) from your investment decisions. A dramatic example of this caution comes in the form of financial forecasting.

April 11, 2012

've had 63 years of business experience; 63 years of trial and error since my father set me up with a paper route at the age of 9, telling me he would only pay for the roof over my head and food from then on. He was true to his word and while it was harsh by today’s standards, it sure was effective. That’s when I got serious about making my way and have certainly made my share of errors along the way. What I’ve learned is that the recipe for success is the faithful practice of just four basic ingredients. Achieving success, whether in business or personal finance, is within reach of everyone.

November 30, 2011

The game of long-term financial planning has changed. There are many reasons for this change: the inevitable impact of our government's massive debts, the high likelihood that the stock market will continue its ten-year-plus underperformance for at least another decade or more, also that the economy will be weaker than normal for a long time to come, that the current historically low interest rates cannot be maintained, and that the dollar will unavoidably become much weaker at some point have all combined to change the game.

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