The Jentner Blog

How Apple Pay, Credit, and Debit Cards Affect Spending

Studies show that people spend as much as 100% more when they do not use real money. However, the new Apple Pay smart phone payment system has great promise. You can leave your wallet, credit card, and debit card at home. Credit and debit cards made spending easier. Now, Apple hopes its new Apple Pay system will be another leap...
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Tools to Help Manage Your Financial Risks

People often spend their entire lives endeavoring to build wealth. But wealth can be lost unexpectedly in a moment. What can you do? It would be tragic to you and your family to lose the wealth you have carefully built over a lifetime.  Fortunately, there are risk-management tools to help you protect yourself and your family from the unexpected. Continue...
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The Danger of Financial Ignorance

Do you understand money? How well can you answer these three questions? - If you had $100 in your savings account earning 2% interest annually, after 5 years, would you have more, the same, or less? - If the interest rate on your savings was 1% and inflation was 2%, after 1 year, would you be able to buy more,...
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Should You Consider a New Financial Advisor?

Many of us have developed a relationship with a financial advisor over many years. It can be emotionally difficult to make a change. But there are times when a change will be in your best interest. If you have a sound financial advisor who is proactively providing you with direction, competently helping you keep your financial and investment planning up...
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Financial News: Is It Informative or Exaggeration?

Marcus Aurelius wrote: “If it is not true, don’t say it. If it is not right, don’t do it.” What responsibility does the financial media have to avoid behavior that could harm other people? Continue reading
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Searching for Secret Stocks Is a Risky Gamble

Some think the path to building family wealth is discovering secret, unknown investment treasures in the global marketplace. Numerous articles disclose portfolio managers’ “secret stock.” Others tout “under-the-radar investments” that Wall Street doesn’t want you to know about. The articles suggest that they will help you discover the next hot stock and act early enough to hit the jackpot and...
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