Give the Little Guy a Chance

by Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFAAs in any crowd, the noisy guys get most of the attention. In the money world, large capitalization (cap) stocks are always on investors’ minds because they’re so darn big.But a bunch of little stocks, known as the small caps,...

It’s Not Your Pot That Stinks

by Ann WilsonIt’s not the pot, it’s the ingredients that stink!“I don’t want to invest in the stock market. I’ve got an ISA/ Pension/ Superannuation/ Retirement Annuity/ 401K and it is doing terribly”.I get emails like this almost everyday and it makes me mad. Not at...

The 5 Most Common Mistakes Investors Make

by Manisha ThakorAs a financial advisor I’m frequently asked: “Why should I pay someone to manage my investments?”You may think an advisor should find “the next hot investment.” Increasingly, though, I’ve come to believe the real value is in helping clients avoid...

There’s No Freedom in Waiting to be Rich

by Ann WilsonIt’s one of the most basic questions ever: What do you and 99% of the population want most?Most people will say “More money.” Specifically, we want to be rich. Who wouldn’t? If you’re rich, you really don’t have much to worry about, except maybe what to...

KISS – Keep It Simple & Sexy

by Ann WilsonInvesting in the Stock Market isn’t difficult or complicated, but like so many things in life we can make it so. I have found that the most successful strategies are usually the simplest. Why? Because:They are easy to implement;They are easy to keep...

Demystifying Mutual Funds and ETFs

by Manisha ThakorLong-time readers of this blog know that as a financial advisor I’m passionate about helping women become more confident and excited about investing. That’s because in a world where it’s increasingly possible to live to 100, investing for the long run...

The Power of Patient Investing

by Manisha ThakorHave you ever been tempted to “play the stock market” by following a hot tip, only to watch your shares plummet? Do you want to invest, but feel overwhelmed by all of your choices? How do you know if you should invest in stocks at all? As a female...

Money Talks. Are You Listening?

by Liz WolfeA hot topic in the news these days is why the “1%” have such a disproportionately large amount of accumulated wealth in comparison to other 99%.  Perhaps you’ve seen the video that went viral (almost 7 million views to date) that demonstrates...