When Frank began practicing bankruptcy law, his average client earned between $8 to $9 an hour. A decade later, his clients increasingly earn six-figure incomes. And Dave and Beth were one of Frank’s high-earning clients. At one point, the couple had amassed over $100,000 in credit card debt and were…


Handing in a resignation letter and walking away from an unfulfilling career may be one of the most satisfying acts in an individual’s life. By some measures, there are an increasing number of satisfied people in the world today. Indeed, recent accounts increasingly show that people are leaving their jobs…


Financial independence plans are coming under threat from inflation’s insidious rise. According to a government report, prices paid for everyday household items rose by 4.9% in May compared to a year earlier. Even when stripping out volatile components, like food and energy, prices were up 3.9% …


Life changing money. That’s what happened to John Ratcliff. In 2013 the software developer from Colorado purchased 150 Bitcoin. Today, his $15,000 bet is worth millions as the price of cryptocurrencies (crypto) skyrocketed. Another individual who also came into life-changing money this year is Vitalik Buterin. …


City streets had been flooded for hours before the hurricane made landfall in Louisiana on the morning of August 29, 2005. Levees all around New Orleans had collapsed, and by 5 a.m., the city’s largest canal, the 17th Street Canal, failed.

Over 1,800 souls lost their lives, and billions of…


Some investors today are worried. They’re asking, “is now the right time to get into the markets?” Their primary concern is putting money to work at the top of the market, only to see their precious savings decline in a selloff. And they have good reason to be concerned. Volatility…


Let’s face it, no one wants to be the one person that missed out on what seems to be a once-in-a-generation investment opportunity simply because you’re trying to do the right thing. This decision is especially difficult at a time when making money in the markets seems so easy. Without…


This past year has been a period in history that many of us would like to simply forget. Concerns about our communities’ wellbeing led to a seismic shift in the way that we work, educate our children, socialize, and go about our daily routines. Without a doubt, 2020 has been…


Financial markets have posted notable gains month to date. And market optimism concerning the US elections has been amplified this week by hopes for a COVID vaccine. …


The outcome of next month’s Presidential Election is likely to be of great consequence for the US economy and financial markets. Given former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent gains in the polls, it’s possible that the market narrative driving markets could turn if Biden clinches a victory in November.

This…

Peter Donisanu

I am Chief Financial Strategist and President of Franklin Madison Advisors. I write about the markets and economy to help people get ahead in life financially.

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