Byron Moore, CFP® and Mike Jones

Wisdom on Wealth

Emotions: a powerful financial force for help or harm

By Byron Moore, posted April 22nd, 2014

The following column was published in The News Star on Monday, April 21, 2014.

Question: My wife and I work together and she’s great at so many things. But when it comes to money, she can be so emotional. About everything really, not just money. How can I get her to see that?

Answer: See what? That she’s emotional?

Fight fair over finances

By Byron Moore, posted April 17th, 2014

Question: Recently my wife and I have been arguing a lot about money. When I try to explain things to her, she just clams up. But honestly we are spending too much money and she has to be part of the solution. How do other people deal with their marital conflicts over money?

Answer:  Not too well, I'm afraid. Approximately half of all divorces can be traced to money problems.   

Investment Insights: 1st quarter, 2014 review

By Mike Jones, posted April 17th, 2014

"Where are we now?"

That may be the most common question I get asked when clients want to know about the economy.

Podcast - Create your own personal economy

By Byron Moore, posted April 15th, 2014

The following segment first aired on KEDM 90.3 on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

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Lump sum buy out or a monthly pension?

By Byron Moore, posted April 14th, 2014

The following column was published in The News Star on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Question: I’ve worked for the same company for most of my career. Now they are offering me a retirement pension check or a lump sum of money instead. Which is usually better?

Answer: The question you need to ask is, “Which option is better for me?”

Annuities – what are they? Do I need one?

By Byron Moore, posted April 8th, 2014

The following column was published in The News Star on Saturday, April 5, 2014.

Question: I’ve been hearing advertisements on the radio for annuities for retirement. What are these and do I need one?

Answer: Annuities may be a useful tool in your retirement income toolkit. But they are no substitute for a plan.

Podcast - Simulate a crash to survive it

By Byron Moore, posted April 4th, 2014

The following segment first aired on KEDM 90.3 on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

The best way to survive a crash…is to simulate it. Listen to my most recent KEDM Public Radio segment to hear how simulating your financial future can better prepare you to respond to a wide variety of possible future events in your life. 

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Getting back to normal

By Byron Moore, posted March 31st, 2014

The following column was published in The News Star on Saturday, March 29, 2014.

Question: My husband and I were talking about the economy and the business environment and we were both wondering when things would ever get back to normal again. Then we laughed, because we can’t even remember what normal is supposed to be like. We just know this isn’t it! What do you think?

Answer: Isn’t it funny - things are always getting back to normal. But they are rarely normal. What’s that all about?

Stop trying to avoid risk, start managing it

By Byron Moore, posted March 24th, 2014

The following column was published in The News Star on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Question: I know everybody’s talking happy talk about how good the economy is getting, but I am still very much afraid we’re not out of the woods yet. Makes me afraid to take chances with my money. I’d rather put it in land. I know farm land prices are up, but at least you’ve got something. 

Answer: Funny thing about fear – it often tricks us into exchanging one perceived problem for a much larger one.

Podcast - Simple wills may create complex problems

By Byron Moore, posted March 21st, 2014

The following segment first aired on KEDM 90.3 on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

Sometimes simple wills can create complex problems. Listen to my most recent KEDM Public Radio segment to hear how a little attention to detail now could alleviate a lot of tension in the family later.

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