How do you think the market will react to Osama’s death?

  By now I’m sure most of you have heard of the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death. This is a major and great occasion, and there will be much celebration. So with what I blog about, how do we think the market will react to Osama’s death? Do we think it will shoot up? Go down? Stay the same? I’ll make my own prediction here: I think the market will remain steady and take a wait and see approach While Osama’s death is indeed great news,... Read More

My Own Home Improvements

Last week I wrote about ways to improve the value of your home. To show that I really mean what I write, here I am practicing what I preach. My low cost home improvements consist of: Painting walls and replacing wall fixtures Installing a ceiling fan to a ceiling box Adding low cost and creative decorations Adding low cost window treatments Installing lights and electrical work through family/friend connections I cannot recall some of the prices... Read More

Setting and Managing Investing Expectations

Here is the cliché response to winning the lottery: I would quit my job, pay off all my debt, spend a little on myself, invest the rest, and retire. So what does it mean to “invest the rest?” When posed with the question I have heard many responses: Put it into savings and live off the interest Put it in mutual funds Put it into stocks Diversify Start a business So what is the correct thing to invest into? Well, it really depends on... Read More

A Brief Tutorial on Google Finance Portfolios

  Google provides a plethora of free and powerful tools, however, they do not highly publicize or tout their free tools very often. One such free tool I have found extremely useful is the Portfolio section in Google finance. It allows a user to: Create multiple portfolios Track multiple lists of stocks Track custom stock data to track personal stocks Track custom stock data to track hypothetical stock transactions – for those wanting... Read More

Interview with entrepreneur Chris Howard

Chris Howard is a successful entrepreneur currently in Reno, NV. He is the CEO and Principal of NorthStar Investors, Inc. Chris is also heavily involved with education and is a faculty member and the Director of the Entrepreneurship Program at the College of Business, University of Nevada, Reno. Start-up companies NorthStar Investors, Inc. is currently funding and growing include Modapet and Glacier Outdoor, and in the past have included Veterinary... Read More