Financial Independence Lost: A seemingly small mistake that will add up to a lot over the years

You live in a big city such as New York City. And, like many of your neighbors, you own a car, although you could probably survive without one. You take your car into work five times a week—most of the time that means the center of the city, Manhattan. And most of the time that…

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The Age of Trump and the MoneySense Investor: What changes now that a new government takes over in Washington and governments in Europe watch it closely

(Note to Readers of Gregory Bresiger.com: The philosophy of this blog is the idea of smart money management; of avoiding many of the mistakes that can ruin a person’s life. We have taken this idea and turned it into a mini-book that combines commonsense with simple money management concepts. Liam Judge, my partner and the…

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The Anomaly of the Advisory Services in America: A letter to the advisory industry on what it should do to help average people

Looking for advice on how to build assets and achieve financial independence? You’ve got lots of company here in the United States, where we face the contradiction of the advisory industry: If you need help to accumulate assets, you usually can’t get it. But if you don’t need help, it’s easy to find help. A…

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Don’t Take a Holiday from Money Sense: Commonsense money practices don’t stop when you head for the airport

All year long you follow commonsense money practices. You avoid outrageous charges. You hunt for the best buys. You expect retailers to please you or you take your business elsewhere. Then, you go on holiday, and sometimes throw away money. What happens to otherwise money smart people when they go on vacation? I think many…

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MoneySense: Common-Sense Approaches on How to Save, Invest and Achieve Long-Term Goals

Note to Readers of Gregory Bresiger.com. The philosophy of this blog is the idea of smart money management; of avoiding many of the mistakes that can ruin a person’s life. We have taken this idea and turned it into a mini-book that combines commonsense with simple money management concepts. Liam Judge, my partner and the…

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GOOD BUYS/BAD BUYS: A very bad buy: The egregious government “enterprise”

Let’s take a trip. Let’s avoid the endless security lines and traffic that inevitably delays flights at many American airports owing to an outdated air traffic control system. Let’s take the government train. Let’s take Amtrak, the government railroad that loses tens of millions of dollars each year and billions since the government takeover of…

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