Tag: Don Shaughnessy

All Investments Provide The Same Rate of Return


If you consider all the inputs and other considerations. I have a friend who owns a 6-plex rental property. there is no debt and its is worth around $600,000. The net income varies a little but it is typically around $45,000. So, as he… Continue Reading “All Investments Provide The Same Rate of Return”

Do Computers Help In Financial Planning?


Probably “Yes” but not until later in the proceedings.  Computers are especially good at certain aspects of financial planning.  For example, they can make good graphs, thus helping communicate complicated ideas.  They can recalculate quickly when you change an input variable like time until… Continue Reading “Do Computers Help In Financial Planning?”

Office Overhead Expense Disability Insurance


Most people who have thought about it own Disability Income Insurance.  That will protect your personal spending while you are unable to earn a living.  But, what about the business expenses that will carry on even while you are unable to attend? Things like… Continue Reading “Office Overhead Expense Disability Insurance”

Happy Father’s Day!


Objectively, every day is Father’s Day. Children and eventually grandchildren are the meaning of life. Fathers get to contribute and enjoy. What could be worth more? New fathers need to lighten up. Here’s a way to think about it. There is a big difference… Continue Reading “Happy Father’s Day!”

An Edge Is An Edge


Should you, without other information, always bet that the sex of a new born child will be male? Yes, according the the CIA Fact Book. At birth, males outnumber females 106 to 100. or 51.46% of births are male. 48.54% are female. After 100… Continue Reading “An Edge Is An Edge”

Why, Why Not, And Because


Edward Charles Francis Publius de Bono knows about thinking. He believes it should be taught as a subject in schools. A bit of a surprise for some. While you might think that you learn to think in school, it appears that he believes you… Continue Reading “Why, Why Not, And Because”

Medical Power of Attorney


I recently spoke with a client with a view to revising an estate plan.  He had recently been party to an expensive and bitter divorce and the time seemed right to reconsider his long plan.  After examining all of the normal things, credit cards,… Continue Reading “Medical Power of Attorney”

Overview of Risk


Risk comes in two forms and the method of dealing with each is fundamentally different. It is easy to get confused and it is easy to take wrong actions. A simple definition of risk is: “A situation involving exposure to danger, harm or loss.”… Continue Reading “Overview of Risk”

Understand The Challenge


Once upon a time two brave knights sought the hand of the lovely princess. The king was not about to make an arbitrary choice and so required the two to compete. Unfortunately for the knights, the king was a crafty old guy who had… Continue Reading “Understand The Challenge”

On Leadership


Two years ago, my friend John Scollard asked me to attend a church meeting about leadership and I reluctantly agreed. It was to be a 16 week program to assist in the development of leadership skills. The form of the program was a DVD… Continue Reading “On Leadership”

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