Inflation opens an Eye…

Inflation opens an eye from a long slumber.

“Somethings happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear” from “What’s it worth” by Buffalo Springfield

The markets, it is safe to say, the markets go up ( and most everyone cheers) and the markets go down ( and many people fret). Let’s keep some things in perspective. Stocks going up and down are part of a normal course of the market. The market, as measured by the broad indexes – Dow Jones Industrial average and the S&P 500. Both of these indexes have registered large gains over the past 7 years and especially over the past 14 months. Read more

Bruce McCandless, who made first untethered space flight, dies at 80

23 December 2017

Provided by Paul Doak, CFP (R)

Bruce McCandless, who was captured in a stunning photograph in 1984 as he made the first untethered flight in space, has died aged 80, Nasa said.

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With a jetpack, McCandless travelled 100m (328ft) from the Space Shuttle.

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Border Crossing with your phone or Tablet- what you should know.

U.S. Customs And Border Protection Sets New Rules For

Searching Electronic Devices

January 05, 2018

Vanessa Romo and Jose Real

Provided by Paul K Doak, CFP(R)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents need to

have “reasonable suspicion” to carry out “advanced”

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Soft, Flexible and Bullet Proof?

Bulletproof Graphene Sheets Are Soft And Flexible.

But Become Harder Than Diamond Upon Impact

New research suggests that two layers of graphene can be

placed on top of each other to create a thin material that

becomes rigid when pressure is applied.

Provided by Paul Doak, CFP(R)

By Lorenzo Tanos December 23, 2017

Law enforcement agencies and the military might one day be

Turn Failures of past into Success

Self-made millionaire: 6 steps to turn your failures in 2017 into success in 2018

Grant Cardone, Contributor 8:00 AM ET Fri, 29 Dec 2017

Provided by Paul K Doak, CFP®

Successful people have two areas of focus: the present moment and creating the future that they desire.

When you have setbacks, it’s easy to stay in the past, beat yourself up over your shortcomings and lose track of what you want for your life.

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4 strategies to reduce Debt

4 strategies to help you keep your resolution to pay down debt

Published: Dec 29, 2017 5:04 a.m. ET Provided by Paul K Doak, CFP®

A little psychology to help you create sustainable habits

Consider using the debt snowball method, in which you pay off smaller debts first to secure early victories that will keep you motivated.




Paying off debt in the new year is a common resolution. But resolving to do something and actually doing it are two different things.

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US Consumer debt- An Indicator

U.S. Household Debt Reaches Record $13 Trillion: Watch Subprime Auto Loans

Zack Friedman , CONTRIBUTOR

NOV 14, 2017 @ 07:05 PM 9,980

Provided by Paul K Doak, CFP(r)

As the stock market soars to new heights, new data shows that U.S. household debt has reached a record high.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Tuesday that household debt totaled $13 trillion in the third quarter ended September 30, an increase of 0.9% from the previous quarter.

This marks the 13th straight quarterly increase (not adjusted for inflation) of household debt.

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$1000 loan turned into $66M!

How this important skill helped Barbara Corcoran turn a $1,000 loan into a $66 million empire

Sarah Berger Dec 29th 2017

Provided by Paul K Doak, CFP®

Before her impressive resume included selling her real estate

firm that sold for a reported $66 million and a spot on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Barbara Corcoran didn’t have a lot of money.

What she did have was a lot of was creativity. And that was key in helping her turn a $1,000 loan into the a business empire.

Corcoran’s humble beginnings included nine siblings and a cramped apartment in Edgewater, New Jersey, she revealed

while sharing her story of success on NPR’s podcast “How I Built This” in April. As a child, Corcoran wasn’t an ace student,

but instead of focusing on her scholarly shortcomings, her mother chose to celebrate her imagination.

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Fizzy Drinks of any kind bad for the waistline?

Does drinking fizz make you fat?

By Dr Michael Mosley

Provided by Paul K Doak

3 January 2018

We all know that sugary, fizzy drinks are full of calories – with the equivalent of about seven teaspoons of sugar in a standard can of cola.
But is it only the sugar in the drink that swells our waists, or could it also be the bubbles? Read more

10 Bad Money habits to break

 And to build more wealth in 2018

Kathleen Elkins | @kathleen_elk 9:37 AM ET Fri, 29 Dec 2017

Provided by Paul K Doak, CFP®

If you want to get rich in 2018, try taking advice from those who have already done it. There are certain wealth-building
habits that successful people swear by.

And it’s just as important to avoid toxic behaviors that can derail your finances.

If you’re looking to make major financial strides in 2018, start by ditching these costly habits.

1. Making late payments

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