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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
Can Rules of Thumb Really Help You Decide When to Retire?

Are you thinking retiring early? If so, it may be wise to create a financial plan to determine an appropriate rate of withdrawal, rather than relying on general rules of thumb of investing. Reading retirement blogs online may be educational, but meet with a qualified CFP ® to create a personalized financial plan.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
The #1 Best Tool to Use to Calculate Whether You Can Retire is Probably Not the Yahoo Financial Retirement Calculator

When you start thinking of the top ten reasons to retire, you might reach for your Yahoo financial retirement calculator. But first, stop to think for a minute. Is this the best way for you to plan your financial future?

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
Three Things You Need to Know About the Best Place to Retire in the World

Are you looking for the best place to retire in the world? If so, you might be surprised to find that you can actually fulfill your best wishes for retirement in your own backyard.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
29 Things You Need to Know to Plan Your Retirement So You're Not Just Relying on Selling Your Old 14K Gold College Ring

Words of wisdom for retirement including an extensive list of things you need to prepare for a financial plan.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
Don't Toss Your Joe Montana Retirement Commemorative Coin

If you like gold because you like collectibles like sapphire gold ear cuffs, 14k diamond cut gold rings, or even art deco gold link bracelets, then you should go ahead and buy them. But if you're buying gold because you think it is the world's best investment, then you should do a lot of research.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
When Your Retirement Years Should be Your Golden Years

Many senior citizens cannot enjoy their golden years if their investments are not sound. And when you reach the point of needing a primary caregiver, this is not so easy. Prepare for your old age by making sure that your money has a responsible caretaker even when you are no longer able to fulfill that role.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
Second Time Round And Why You Need to Sort Out Financial Allocation First

If you are contemplating remarriage, don't forget to sign a prenup and to take account of your financial assets, both individual and shared. Proper financial accounting will make all the difference to whether your second marriage will be like the Brady Bunch or Bleak House.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
Risk Tolerance and The Art of Tactical Asset Allocation

When you consider your investment dividends, are you afraid of financial risk? Logically, the best approach for maximizing a return on investment is to create a diversified portfolio, but many of us are deterred by our fear of market risk, making us seek our profits only in places where there is the least investment risk, even if this means getting a lower return.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
It's Never Too Early To Teach Your Children How to Save Money

One of the best gifts you can give your children is teaching them about family finance. This includes the principle of needing to pay yourself first and the techniques of the budgeting process. Financial intelligence is every bit as important as educational intelligence.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
Is Freedom from Federal Income Tax Possible? Authors Matt Kibbe and Dick Armey Encourage Freedom in Their Book, Give Us Liberty. (A Book Review)

Book review of Give Us Liberty LP: A Tea Party Manifesto by Dick Armey and Matt Kibbe, 368 pages, HarperLuxe publishers.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
The Development of Technology and the Synthetic Brain

Modern technology has developed to such an extent in recent years that researchers at Tel Aviv University have now synthetic brain cells. Professor Matti Mintz led the team that recently invented the Robo-Rat, a rat that has had artificial brain cells implanted within it. How could synthetic brain cells assist medical science? This transcript, from a Goldstein On Gelt interview between Douglas Goldstein and Professor Mintz tells you how.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
3 Reasons to Sell All Your Stocks Now

If you want to own stocks in your portfolio, be sure that you do it through vehicles that give you professional oversight like mutual funds and managed money accounts.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
How to create passive income if you're not Pat Flynn or Tim Ferris

If your goal is to get rich quick, forget it. But if you're not an internet genius who can create passive income streams by blogging, you still have other options to live on interest payments and dividends. Learn about laddering bonds and CDs and see how you can build your own passive income dream.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
Bad Genes Cause You to be Bad at Budgeting

Why are some people good at saving money while others can't stop spending? Professor Stephan Siegel says that genes play a big part in determining how we handle money.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
3 Reasons why your year end planning should NOT including tax loss selling

Pundits often tell you that you must do tax loss selling as part of your year end tax planning. Though it is often a good idea, there are also reasons not to do it.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
Premium Bonds Are Not The Opposite of Junk Bonds

If you buy individual bonds instead of buying bond mutual funds, you need to understand that just because a bond is referred to as a premium bond that does not mean that it is necessarily a high yield bond (a.k.a. junk bond). Instead, premium bonds refer to fixed-rate financial securities that are trading at a price higher than their original issue price. Invest about five minutes in reading this article and learn about premium bonds.

Business & Money
by Douglas Goldstein
5 years ago
Gifting money to children - Right or wrong?

Gifting money to children can create more problems than it solves. This article explains why it's important not to go overboard with gifts to children, and gives some pointers about how to tell them that you will not be helping them forever.

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