Archive for January, 2012

Fitness aides seniors quality of life. This week on Your Financial Editor!

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

 As we get older there are problems that arise that can impact the quality of life.  Join me this week to find out how a proper fitness regiment can help us live a productive and independent life throughout our middle-aged and senior years.

Join me this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from your pc by logging onto WFMD’s website and click the listen live button.

About this week’s guest:

Melanie Cole, M.S. is an exercise physiologist and Director of Operations for Health Radio.

Investor Alert…Social Media and Investing: Avoiding Fraud

Friday, January 6th, 2012

The SEC issued an Investor Alert titled “Social Media and Investing: Avoiding Fraud” prepared by the Office of Investor Education and Advocacy.  The alert aims to help investors be better aware of fraudulent investment schemes that use social media, and provides tips for checking the backgrounds of advisors and brokers.


Friday, January 6th, 2012

Happy New Year! I hope you had a nice Christmas and New Year’s holiday! On a personal note, my hope and prayer for you is that your year will be filled with good health, increasing wealth and a strong family!

As far as the economy and financial markets go, 2012 won’t start off much different than where they ended. Unfortunately we still have the following issues right in front of our faces going into this new year:

1.  America has a huge pile of debt, some $15 trillion and the number grows higher.

2.  The Europeans seem to be frozen by indecision as their problems worsen.

3.  China’s actual economic stability and growth rate remain suspect.

4.  The Super Committee was a huge failure, and our prospects for reigning in government spending are dim.

5.  Unemployment continues to be extremely, and I might add, unacceptably too high

6.  The political battles are being planned for this election year…with the real losers (or should i say casualties) being the hard working silent majority in this great country.

Taking all of this into consideration you have a decision before you, a choice to be made.  You can either act or re-act when it comes to your personal situation.

On a different note, many of us have made New Year resolutions to improve our health this year. I thought you may enjoy the following article from the Wall Street Journal entitled “The 27 Rules for Conquering the Gym.”