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A Wall Street Tale: Of Muppets and Men

By  Kevin Kroskey, CFP®, MBA Of Mice and Men was one of the first books I actually read cover to cover. According to author John Steinbeck, the book’s title came from a poem by Robert Burns that contains a line … Continue reading

Buffett on Gold: Who Has the Midas Touch?

By  Kevin Kroskey, CFP®, MBA Over the course of a lengthy and illustrious business career, Warren Buffett has offered thoughtful opinions on a wide variety of investment-related issues—executive compensation, accounting standards, high-yield bonds, derivatives, stock options, and so on. In … Continue reading

Kevin Kroskey In The Press: On Dividends

I was recently interviewed by Financial Advisor magazine, a leading industry publication, for contributions to a story about dividend investing after the author had read an article I wrote in June of 2011 entitled “Should Investors Favor High Dividend-Paying Stocks?” … Continue reading

Retirement Is Not A Financial Event

by Kevin Kroskey, CFP, MBA When the term “retirement planning” is used, most think of the financial aspects of retirement myopically through a material lens. However, the social, emotional, and physiological stresses that transitioning into and throughout retirement impose are … Continue reading

Selecting Individual Stocks Can Lead to Investor Ruin

by Kevin Kroskey, CFP, MBA Anyone studying the long-run history of American business cannot help but observe how many of the prominent firms of one era fail to make it to the next. Market economies are characterized not only by … Continue reading

What Markets Tell Us About U.S. and Europe Default Risks

by Kevin Kroskey, CFP, MBA With the strained balance sheets of governments in the Europe and US being the focus of so much media and market attention in recent times, it is understandable that investors would fret about the credit … Continue reading