Capital Accumulation: The Holy Grail
Capital / personal finance / Saving for retirement

Capital Accumulation: The Holy Grail

Every financial services guy I see touts some kind of common sense guide for “capital accumulation” targeted at young twenty and thirty “somethings”. Then there are always the guides for the 40-60 age groups that borders between crisis management and locking the windows. A lot of it makes sense and is really the realization similar … Continue reading

Dealing with Aging Parents and Finance
Family Loans / Financial / Lending / Loaning to family members / Saving for retirement

Dealing with Aging Parents and Finance

The subject is like walking through a mine field; blindfolded. I am sure all people have an opinion ranging from idealistic views of childhood sitcoms to heart breaking dramas and horror stories. I want to talk to the people who have to support their parent or parents, and not all you trust fund kids or … Continue reading

Two weeks in—how to make your 2014 New Year’s Resolutions stick
Family Loans / Financial / Goals / Private Equity / Saving for retirement / Wealth

Two weeks in—how to make your 2014 New Year’s Resolutions stick

I thought I’d wait a couple of weeks to make sure that this article was relevant. We have all made our New Year’s resolutions of self improvement in life, work, love, and finance. With a high probability, these self-imposed goals are a distant memory or on “tomorrow we start” to do list. So how can … Continue reading

Sometimes, you don’t need a crystal ball
Financial / Investing / Private Equity / Saving for retirement / US Government / US Markets / Wealth

Sometimes, you don’t need a crystal ball

As investors and professionals alike argue when the Fed will finally taper their bond-buy program, the culprit of artificially low-interest rates, please understand that the market waits for no one. Even though the Fed hasn’t budged on their message or actions, the market has begun to move in anticipation of the inevitable. In the summer … Continue reading

Scream–the sky is falling
Investing / Markets / Private Equity / Saving for retirement / World Markets

Scream–the sky is falling

I was reading a friends blog the other day; he was promoting banking facilities for the RMB (Chinese Yuan) and his argument, based on the video piece below, was: “the end is near.” He maintained that finance, as we know it, is at a “multi-cyclical shift” and the time for the U.S. Dollar–as the world’s … Continue reading