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Douglas Goldstein
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Douglas Goldstein, CFP®, is an investment advisor, president of Profile Investments (www.profile-financial.com) and host of the personal financial radio show, Goldstein on Gelt. He can be reached at doug@profile-financial.com.

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Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
A New Investor's Guide to Bonds

What do you know about bonds? Have you ever wondered if they could be suitable for you? If you are new to the world of bonds, read on to find out what investing in them is all about.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
How to Gain a High from a Low

When planning your financial future, have you ever thought of investing in a down market? Strange though this might sound, in some cases it might work. To find out how, read on.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
A Brief Guide to Making An Investment Decision

When making an investment decision, there are certain factors that need to be considered before you spend a single penny on anything. After all, different types of investment suit different people. So when planning your financial future, sit down first and take a few minutes to think whether a potential investment is right for you.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
How to Get Ready to be Old While You're Still Young

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. If you start planning your retirement when you are still young, you will be able to reap the dividends when you are older. By making a financial plan, accumulating wealth and building up your savings in your younger years, you will have money left for your old age - so that these years will truly be golden years, when you can enjoy the fruits of your hard work.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
Is Your Money Safe?

How do you keep your money safe? You might think that keeping it in one lucrative, risk-free investment will prevent you from losing it, but that might not be the case. Think about building up a diversified portfolio, where the level of financial risk is suitable for your situation - and start to make some money.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
Why "Inheritance" Should Not be A Dirty Word

When planning your own retirement, it's always a good idea to put all of the cards on the table. Unpleasant though it is, you should discuss with your parents whether you will need to support them through their old age and whether you may receive an inheritance in the future. Openness in family finance is important, or all of you may lose out.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
Why You Should Waste Your Money on a Financial Planner

When doing a financial review of your portfolio, you might think that you can save money by sending your financial planner home. After all, there's a lot of financial information out there that is readily available, so maybe you can do your own planning. Find out why spending money on a financial planner might be one of the greatest investments that you'll make.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
A Guide to a More Prosperous Future

You might think that just because you have been paying social security over the years, you will have a very easy retirement, but that is not always the case. You really don't know what the future holds, so you need to create a sound financial planning strategy. Read this article to find out more about how you can plan for your retirement.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
Do You Know How Much of a Profit You Really Make?

When you put your money into an investment, do you really know how much money you are making? Does the stock pay a dividend? How long are you intending to hold onto your investment? Don't just look at the numbers. Look at the whole picture to see if your investment choice is really worth it.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
Four Good Reasons For Investing Your Money

The secret of money management is adapting your investment strategies to your needs. Do you know what you need? Read this article to find out the four main reasons for investing.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
Know the Facts

One of the secrets of intelligent finance is to know the facts. Be aware of how much you own, what your goals are, and what your true ability is to realize them. If you have these facts at your fingertips, you and your financial advisor can work out the best financial planning strategy.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
The Pessimist's Guide to the Stock Exchange

No one knows the future of financial markets, and nothing in the world of investment is assured. Therefore, if you are too optimistic, you may be in for a disappointment when you read the latest investment news and reality hits. At the same time, you don't need to be too pessimistic. Winning the money game is more about realism and logic than emotional investing.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
Why Your Financial Adviser is Not a Prophet

When you are planning your financial future, it is important to find a financial advisor that you can trust. But remember, financial advisors are not prophets and cannot guarantee a sure profit from your investments.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
How To Mess Up Your Investments

When you are planning your financial future, don't let your under or overconfidence get in the way. Behavioral finance has shown us that we need to be guided by more concrete things than emotions or feelings, such as the facts and proper investment research. Work out where you really are with your financial planner today.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
Three Questions to Ask When Looking For a Home

Buying or renting a home is one of the biggest financial decisions that you make. Remember that the cost of buying a house is not only financial. Ask yourself three very important questions before making your final decision to buy or rent residential property.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
Two Ways to Avoid Making Expensive Investment Mistakes

When you work out your financial planning strategy, it is very easy to be swayed by your emotions. Think carefully when you take your money decisions, so you don't make expensive mistakes!

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
A Guide to the Secrets of Long Term Financial Planning

When planning your financial future, it is important to understand the meaning of a long term investment. Some investments are better for shorter periods, while others are more suitable for being left to mature over the longer term. So if you are mapping your financial planning strategy, consider your long and short term needs and which investments are better for you in your individual circumstances.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
How to Avoid the Pitfalls of the Average Return

What are average investment returns, and when planning your financial future are they any good for you? In fact, in terms of investing, "average" does not necessarily mean "good," and you need to take this into account when you are building your financial planning strategy. Look at the whole picture before you make any major decisions

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
Three Great Tips for a Healthy and Wealthy Marriage

Marriage and money problems often go together, and many divorced couples blame their breakup on financial issues. However, money is not usually the cause of a breakup in itself, but it becomes a reflection of other problems. If you want your relationship to last, good communication and a joint financial planning strategy are great tools for helping you and your loved one avoid becoming yet another sad statistic.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
Four Top Tips For Making Your Financial Plan

Winning the money game is not just a question of luck, but of effective financial planning strategy. Financial plans are not "one-size-fits-all." They have to be custom-made according to your personal circumstances. Here are four great tips to teach you how to plan to use your money effectively.

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