Tom and John Mills are registered investment advisers and certified financial planners. Reach them at 254-0155, MillsWealth.com.
“Doomsday preppers” are often met with scorn. The zealous way they prepare for the “end of times” makes them seem a little crazy. Then an event like Hurricane Harvey happens and insanity becomes genius.
John Bogle, the legendary founder of Vanguard group, is full of wisdom. I often listen to or read his interviews to sift out the pearls. There are many.
A few weeks ago, I received a call from a mother in distress. This mother was filling out an FAFSA, which is a government application to apply for federal aid to help pay for college.
You’ve done it! You hit the jackpot. You won the lottery and are an instant millionaire. Or maybe you hit it big with an invention, got a substantial inheritance, sold a business or got a divorce settlement.
One of the many things I want to teach my children is how to manage money. I have seen many financial mistakes young people make and some of them are life disabling.
When I read tragic stories in the news, the planner in me always wonders how those involved will be affected financially. I wonder if they are prepared or have the proper insurance coverage.
Once upon a time, a particular government desired to introduce the potato to its population hoping the cheap and abundant starch would help feed many malnourished. The population didn’t like it.
Several weeks ago, we received a frantic call from a long-time friend. She said she needed to meet right away. She sounded a bit frightened and worried.
When I was in college over a million years ago, I made a student loan. It was for $500. The interest rate was 8 percent and the loan had to be paid back within five years of graduation. After starting my career, I paid it back in one year.