The Jentner Blog

One Secret to Building Financial Independence

There are many ways people can make money, but two I am often asked about are investing in stocks and starting a business. These two ideas are actually related. Let me explain. When some people think of investing in stocks, they often think they need to pick the hot stocks to earn a good return. However, one secret to building...
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What Is A Fee-Only Advisor?

The Wall Street Journal described how few investors understand how their financial advisors get paid. According to the article, “The heart of the confusion (is) the disagreement over what signifies proper use of common terms as ‘fee-only’ and ‘fee-based’ – and whether some advisors are forthright enough in their disclosures about their compensation.” Continue reading
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How to Use Market Volatility to Your Advantage

None of us like investment volatility. It can cause fear and frustration. But perhaps there is a positive in the midst of the volatility. Winston Churchill said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Let me add my two cents: “The negativist only sees the difficulty.” Continue reading
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What You Can Learn from Billionaires Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger

“It is remarkable how much long-term advantage people like us have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very intelligent.” These are the comments of Charlie Munger, the Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, the diversified investment corporation chaired by Warren Buffett. Both Buffett and Munger are billionaires. It would be difficult for anyone to...
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Reasons to Invest Globally

Many of us are concerned with the increasing levels of U.S. government debt and bureaucratic regulations. As government spending and regulations increase, the burdens on our country to meet these government obligations will be huge. Some economists are describing what they are calling the “new normal” where economic opportunities in the United States will be lower.Continue reading
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Do You Need Health Care & Long-Term Care Insurance in Retirement?

Retirement brings a new set of challenges and changes. If you are approaching retirement or already retired, you should review your potential risks and various insurance coverages to ensure that your protection matches your needs. Continue reading
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