• How to Not Beat the Market

    Recently I had the same conversation with three different women. I had placed my condo on the market and all three women advised me that there is a) more room [...]

    By Published On: 05/22/2021
  • Managing Your Money After Retirement

    Taking the Right Kind of Risks The greatest challenge in investing as we age is to resist the urge to stop taking financial risk. In [...]

  • Buyer’s Guide

    Start Your Search The first step in buying a new home is for us to identify the neighborhoods you want to live in. Save [...]

  • Why put off until tomorrow what you can put off forever?

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  • Client Handbook to Escrow
  • Selling Your House
  • An Introduction to Palm Springs
  • Markets and Behavior

    When the stock market made a dramatic decline at the beginning of the millennium I was a registered investment advisor working in Northern California. Fortunately I was still teaching finance courses part-time at California State University, Chico and was grateful each day when I left the office for the classroom because it meant a break [...]

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  • Never Pay More

    Recently a friend asked me to explain why a buyer should never pay more than appraised value on leveraged property.  Since she had taken a few classes I began by explaining the opportunity costs associated with this strategy and I could see her eyes "glass-over" and I knew I had lost her. When I shifted [...]

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