Money in the Foreign Bank

 

You might have been reading worrisome comments in the financial press that corporate profits have come down from their highs, in part because unemployment is coming down and the labor markets are getting tighter. None of this is really bad news, or particularly surprising, despite the breathless spin in the financial press and cable […]

The Swiss Franc and Your Portfolio

 

You’ve almost certainly read about the recent drop in the global (and U.S.) stock markets, as a result of the “shocking” announcement by the Swiss central banking authority that it would not force the Swiss franc to trade at 1.2 euros. Be prepared to be shocked: you can now buy a Swiss franc with […]

How to Make Good on Your Best Intentions

 

Among many other things, your U.S. government keeps track of the most popular New Year’s resolutions (you can find them here), and the list is about what you’d expect. At the top of the list is “lose weight,” followed by, in order of popularity:

Volunteer to help others Quit smoking Get a better education […]