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The Morning View: January 21, 2020

The Morning View: January 21, 2020

Announced this morning, Initial Jobless Claims were 900,000 for the week ending January 16th, and Continuing Claims were 5,054,000 for the week ending January 9th.  Both were decreases from the previous week, but levels remain elevated.  Meanwhile, the European...

The Morning View: January 21, 2020

Announced this morning, Initial Jobless Claims were 900,000 for the week ending January 16th, and Continuing Claims were 5,054,000 for the week ending January 9th.  Both were decreases from the previous week, but levels remain elevated.  Meanwhile, the European...

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To reach your goals, measure results, but manage activities

To reach your goals, measure results, but manage activities

Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, November 6, 2016. Question: So much of what goes on in financial matters is outside of my control. Sometimes it seems like all the planning in the world can be undone by some unforeseen...

To reach your goals, measure results, but manage activities

Budget or bust

Considering a home remodel? Steven Covey reminds us that all things are created twice - once in the mind, and then in reality. And the better job we do of creating the thing we want in our mind, the better chance we have of actually getting it. Listen to how I would...

To reach your goals, measure results, but manage activities

Don’t Have a Pension, Create One!

Money Matters (November 2016) By Chuck Dudley   REMEMBER WHEN EVERYONE HAD A PENSION? Well, almost everyone. A pension is defined as: "a regular payment made during a person's retirement from an investment fund to which that person or their employer has...

Innumeracy – when you can’t read numbers

Innumeracy – when you can’t read numbers

Question: I have always had a hard time with numbers. I mean I can do basic math, but beyond that it’s just a lot of noise to me. I know this hurts me financially, mostly because I don’t know who to trust or what to believe. What would you suggest?   Answer:...

To reach your goals, measure results, but manage activities

Decision making: too hot, too cold or just right?

Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Question: I was on the fast track in a big corporate job in Chicago, but once I got a taste of what that life was going to be like, I realize I don’t want to live like that....

To reach your goals, measure results, but manage activities

Today’s choices shape tomorrow’s opportunities

By Byron Moore, posted October 13, 2016 The following segment first aired on KEDM 90.3. John Mauldin once wrote, “…the choices we make today are constrained by the choices we made in the past, and the choices we make in the future will be limited by the choices we...

To reach your goals, measure results, but manage activities

Crisis – will it crater you or create you?

Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, October 9, 2016. Question: I was just recently fired from a job I loved. I won’t go into it, but I honestly feel my firing was wrong. I’m not going to try to fight it – it wouldn’t be worth it...

To reach your goals, measure results, but manage activities

What’s in Your Golf Bag?

Money Matters (October 2016) By Chuck Dudley   MAYBE HAVING ALL DRIVERS IS NOT GOOD In the past year, Met Life Insurance aired a pretty funny ad about golf. One of the golfers was bragging about the variety of drivers he had in his bag. And all he had were...

To reach your goals, measure results, but manage activities

A world of specialists in need of a generalist

The following segment first aired on KEDM 90.3. As Abraham Maslow helpfully pointed out, when you are a hammer, you tend to treat everyone else like a nail. The world of financial services has become highly specialized also, but the issue is not the superiority of one...

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