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Is My Money Safe?

That’s the question a client asked me last week, after he watched Jon Corzine, former CEO of MF Global, testify to a Congressional committee about the $1.2 billion missing from MF Global client brokerage accounts. He wanted to know if his investment account at...

How the Mighty Have Fallen

This year has not been kind to mutual fund managers – at least the ones who try to predict the future. First, Bill Gross of Pimco warned everyone that they should cash out of Treasuries or “get cooked like frogs in an increasingly hot pot of water.” Gross...

Accountability

Have you ever noticed how much better people behave when they know they’re held accountable? My husband and I belong to a dinner group that holds events at independent restaurants, and for each dinner, we are asked to bring a bottle of wine to share. At first some...

A Morality Litmus Test For Your Broker

(from Dan Solin’s Huffington Post blog, 7/12/2011 – click here for the original post) It’s bad enough that Ponzi schemers continue to thrive. The limits these schemers will go to get your money know no bounds. According to a recent report, three...

Peeking Behind the Curtain

Peggy Noonan wrote an excellent article in the Wall Street Journal recently framing the coming November elections as a battle between, as she puts it, the enraged and the exhausted. Part of her argument is that much of the growing distaste for our elected officials on...

Hire an Advisor, Not a Salesperson

A common misconception about the investment world is that the person giving you financial advice is either commission-based or fee-based. At The Asset Advisory Group we are neither. We are fee-only. This means that we do not receive any compensation from the...