3 Factors that Defend IBM ETFs From Berkshire’s Bashing

Following Warrant Buffett’s investing success is anybody’s dream. This very dream turned a nightmare for International Business Machines Corporation IBM lately. The stock lost about 1.2% on Nov 15 as Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is shedding position on the stock. Berkshire used to possess about 81 million shares of IBM at the end of 2016 but cut down its position to about 54 million shares in the first and second quarters Read More …

Walmart’s online bets paying dividends in the age of Amazon

NEW YORK (AP) — A surging online business and strong food sales boosted Walmart’s results Thursday ahead of the holiday season, a day after its rival Target offered a cautious forecast that overshadowed progress it has made in bringing more customers to its stores. And Best Buy, the nation’s largest consumer electronics chain, reported a boost in third-quarter profit and sales, but its results and outlook fell short of Wall Read More …

The Workstars Chart

Now that you have presented the Workstars Chart to your family, it’s time to implement the program. The first thing your kids are working toward is “Rockstar Status”.? It’s important to explain to them that they will have NO PRIVILEGES until they have reached Rockstar Status.? This means no 1) electronics, 2) television, 3) playing with friends, etc. until they have completed the chores above Rockstar Status. We’ve tried several Read More …

Financial Freedom

Seven Steps to Financial Freedom. This blog isn’t only for kids. We like to discuss a variety of financial topics for everyone in the family. As a practicing CPA for over 10 years, I am asked questions related to personal finances often. When it comes to adults, I always recommend one program – the Dave Ramsey method. I am so passionate about his teachings that whenever the name Dave Ramsey Read More …

Credict Cards

Never have a tantrum in the store again with this one simple tip. So you’ve all been there before…you’ve got your child in the cart at the store, you walk past a toy or treat that they want. Kid: “Mommy, Mommy, can I have that Barbie?” You: “No, not today honey” Kid: “But I really want it Mommy” You: “Yes I know, but we’re not getting you a Barbie today” Read More …

Financial Tips

If you are approaching 16 years old and reading this with your parents, I’m sorry…I’m truly sorry. But by the end of this post, I hope you will agree with me that having your parents give you a car for your 16th birthday is NOT in your best interest. Fat chance?!…Well let’s discuss. From a young age, it’s important to explain to your children that you will not be giving Read More …