When choosing between two stocks is difficult, invest in both

Dear Mr. Berko: I’m torn between investing $50,000 in AT&T and investing $50,000 in Verizon. My Merrill Lynch stockbroker is much more bullish on AT&T than he is on Verizon. However, the adviser who runs my retirement account at Northern Trust prefers Verizon. I have equal respect for both men and need you to be […]

These ten money wasters are both scary and surprisingly common

Dear Readers: No matter how conscientious you may try to be, certain money wasters can creep up on you. Some may be staring you in the face, but others can be lurking in the shadows just waiting to snatch some of your hard-earned cash. Best to be forewarned. Review these 10 scary (and very common!) […]

The decline of authority and shared community vales is problematic

Is it just me, or are people getting awfully touchy these days? Within the past week, I have received calls from three consultants and other professionals who had received phone calls from their clients screaming and threatening lawsuits for things the consultants absolutely weren’t responsible for. Without getting into specifics, here’s what the clients said: […]