Robert Gibbons

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What My Dad's Death Taught Me About Money

The moment that I felt utterly incapacitated didn’t happen as I signed the end-of-life paperwork. Nor did it hit me when men from the Richmond County morgue came to take my father away.<p>The fact that my life had instantly transitioned into a foreign, new reality was finally processed for me when my …

'I'm Right, The Market Is Wrong'

<b>Brown’s Investing Rule #76</b><p>The fancier the math one uses to justify an entrenched investment opinion, the more obscure and arcane the indicators employed, the more desperate and wrong that person is.<p>We don’t resort to algebraic equations when we’re on the winning side of a trade and confident that …

The Worst Investment Of Warren Buffett's Career

Warren Buffett is a hero to many investors, myself included. His record speaks for itself: 18.3% annualized returns in Berkshire Hathaway’s book value over the past 30 years compared to just 10.8% for the S&P 500. And his returns in the 1950s and 1960s, when he was running a much smaller hedge …

The Forbes Mutual Fund Honor Roll

Do you want a sizzling fund for a bull market? Check out Fidelity Select Technology. Its collection of hot stocks, among them Google, Apple and Salesforce.com, has tripled in value since its 2008 low.<p>If the market stays in bullish territory, this risky portfolio will, in all likelihood, continue to …

Five Ways To Save Your 401(k)--And Your Retirement

Are you going to run out of money in retirement? Given the current low interest rate environment, it’s a real risk. About a quarter of baby boomers and Gen Xers who would have had adequate retirement income under historical average returns run short of money in retirement if today’s low rates are …

PBS Frontline's 'The Retirement Gamble' Got 401(k)s Right

If you care about your retirement savings and you haven’t had a chance to view PBS Frontline’s <i>The Retirement Gamble</i>, pull up a seat and take a view. It could be worth a whole lot in terms of understanding what’s needed to build the nest egg you need and take out all the financial mumbo jumbo that …

How to Eliminate Credit Card Debt in 7 Steps

Being in debt is not fun. Unfortunately, many people do find themselves in debt, carrying balances on multiple credit cards. Even if you have debt …

10 Misconceptions About Your Mortgage

With the real estate market picking up and mortgage rates prime for refinancing, Zillow has compiled a list of common mortgage misconceptions based off the results of the just released 2013 Mortgage IQ Survey.<p>Your annual percentage rate (APR) is actually the figure that represents the true cost of …

How to Reduce Your Mortgage Loan by at Least $50,000

Despite the roller coaster-like ups and downs the housing market has experienced over the last several years, home ownership remains the key …

Five Credit Score Misconceptions That Can Cost You

Key factors about credit scores continue to be widely misunderstood, and the misconceptions are potentially costing consumers tens of thousands of dollars, according to a conference held today by the Consumer Federation of America and VantageScore Solutions, a FICO competitor.<p>“People who fail to …

3 Simple Steps to Get More Miles to the Gallon

Make these changes to your car to get better gas mileage.<p>Ease your pain at the pump by making changes that will let you fill your tank less often. …

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Retire On Time, Make It Last: Here's How

It’s the single biggest question facing working Americans of all ages: Can I retire on time, and what will happen once I finally quit working?<p>Financial planners can sit you down and do a real work-through of every variable in your life — housing, health, kids, your lifestyle. But it helps to do the …

How to Do Your Own Debt Consolidation and Get Out of Debt

Debt consolidation companies often give you a fantastic pitch that promises to help you lower your monthly payments and eliminate debt. All you have …

7 Costly Debt Traps and How to Avoid Them

Not all debt is created equal. While most forms of borrowing entail risk, certain credit decisions are more likely to lead you into a downward spiral …

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