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by Jeff C. Johnson


Dollar-Cost Angie: I'm Not Good with Money

“Angie,” a friend of a friend, called me for financial advice in the early 1980s, saying, “I’m not good with money” and could use some help. I was a rookie stockbroker sitting at my desk “dialing for dollars” and trying to find new clients with money to invest. Frankly, I didn’t know all that much...

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by Jeff C. Johnson


Define Your Mission

In my previous post I stated that maintaining your investment positions through the inevitable ups and downs of the stock market is the best way to be in “the right place at the right time.” Everyone has heard this, most people know it, but some people just cannot do it! Leading up to the recent...

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by Jeff C. Johnson


The Right Place at the Right Time

How can an investor be in the right place and just the right time? The summer before my senior year in college I got married. I had been living in campus dorms, and when I started looking for an apartment, I realized how tight the housing market was in the central Nebraska town where I...

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by Jeff C. Johnson


It Takes a Team

Michael Jordan, the Manning brothers, Roy Keane, and a long list of other icons revered for their standout accomplishments in sports, business, and even government have also had strong teams behind them. If we are to believe the stories, these leaders nudged everyone in their organization to their maximum best in pursuit of the best...

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by Jeff C. Johnson


When Your Wants Exceed Your Resources: Plan B

Most people who invest, I’ve learned over the years, develop some vision of what life will look like for them in the future. It’s not always focused and clear, but there is some idea of what the future could hold for them. Some wish for an early retirement or international travel or second homes. Others...

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