11 Ways to Be a Better Investor

By Money Manager – Tom Cock Don’t allow anyone to sell you investments, period! Good investments don’t need to be sold. Some of the worst investments on the market are those offered by professional salespeople, such as stockbrokers and insurance representatives. Even in those rare cases when they might be selling you a decent investment…

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2010 Second Quarter, worst for stock !!!

  Volatility returned to global financial markets with a vengeance in the just completed second quarter, sending stock prices plunging and convincing investors to buy defensive investments, especially U.S. Treasuries and gold. With the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing out the quarter at a new low for the year, many now believe that a 2008…

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"Till Death Do We Part…..?"

Aging Options Commentary by : Care Manager Eric M. Crozier Too often the relationships we hold with others are seemingly taken for granted. As children, young adults, and even baby boomers, it is easy for our lives to become entangled in our own daily grind; easy for us to set aside one priority for another.…

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A Brief Overview of a Trustee's Duties

A trust is a legal arrangement through which one person (or an institution, such as a bank or law firm), called a “trustee,” holds legal title to property for another person, called a “beneficiary.” If you have been appointed the trustee of a trust, this is a strong vote of confidence in your judgment and…

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Myths about Social Security

If you are wondering about your future Social Security benefits, you are not alone. Social Security is a strange political animal. On the one hand, it is politically sacrosanct — both Democrats and Republicans have kept it off-limits in their efforts to balance the federal budget. At the same time, when polled, most younger Americans…

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Skilled Nursing Facility Coverage

Medicare Part A covers up to 100 days of “skilled nursing” care per spell of illness. However, the conditions for obtaining Medicare coverage of a nursing home stay are quite stringent. Here are the main requirements: The Medicare recipient must enter the nursing home no more than 30 days after a hospital stay that itself…

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