ChrisGrande Archive

A Whole New Paradigm When Choosing Where to Live

One issue I’ve been tossing around my head the past few months is the question of where is the ideal place to live in the USA? And before you think this is another “downsizing’ article (which I am prone to do!), this topic is more important for YOUNGER people as the decide where to build a …

Learning How to Invest – It Depends on You!

No doubt if you’re reading this article, you’ve read a few books and articles on how you should invest. And it’s likely that many of you reading this, have even tried some of the strategies that you’ve read about, and found that they “didn’t work” for you. You may be wondering why it worked for …

Don’t Want the Burden of a Big House? Get a Smaller One!

With the increasing cost of living and endless move higher in home prices, many people are choosing alternative paths to financial peace. One idea that is slowly spreading throughout the US is the move toward smaller homes. Nina Glinkski wrote an article in Bloomberg recently highlighting this idea and she featured some examples of people …

Diversifying Your Portfolio – For Real

There are many ways to diversify a portfolio – if that is indeed the goal. But these ways aren’t all equal. Some diversification reduces certain risks, but leaves investors wide open to the very risks they often have in mind – the ones that made them want to diversify in the first place. When you …

Homeless (by choice!) in Retirement

Oftentimes, it’s young people who talk about “taking a few years off” after college (or even before or in between college) to discover the world – and perhaps even “find themselves.” But it’s a whole different story when someone over 60 does this. It’s a different story and an excellent lesson. A few months ago …

Angling the Tax Code to Make Obamacare Work for You

If you’re like many people, you see the cost increases since the ACA (affordable Care Act) was put in place and wonder if you can make Obamacare work for you. You worry about the impact it’s having on accessibility and cost. On the one hand the law guarantees coverage for students to a later age and …

How to REALLY Diversify Risk

Looking to Really Diversify Risk? Many people talk of diversification but if you want to really diversify risk, you need more tools. Here is an explanation of some of those tools… Risk management in the investment field comes in many shapes and sizes. Oftentimes however, the type of risk being reduced is not exactly what …