As GubMints celebrates another banner month in readership, I want to say thanks to my readers and encourage you to start your own Blog. Why?
1) Your Readers will teach YOU.
I started GubMints to document and share what I have learned about Personal Finance
(PF) and Federal Employee Benefits, but what amazed me was how much I LEARNED from my readers. Examples: Continue reading →
I’ve mentioned recently that I switched my iPhone to a $10/month plan following expiration of my 2-year AT&T contract. This is one of many tactics I have adopted to save my family money during sequestration-driven furloughs of Federal Employees.
No complaints so far with AirVoice. To keep myself from racking up accidental data charges, I run around with Cellular Data “Off” unless I get lost and need to use a GPS map. One of the many fears I had when switching my iPhone to AirVoice was the loss of MMS messaging- What happens when one of my friends sends me an impromptu MMS photo to enjoy? Turns out my fears were unwarranted. Continue reading →
As I’ve mentioned here before, Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) is a great way to save money. I’ve been asked numerous times by friends and co-workers about how I setup my OOMA home phone service and how it works. Here goes. Continue reading →
Bob is the Alternative Investments Editor for Bloomberg TV and is the Managing Partner of merchant bank Tangent Capital, and serves on boards of investment management firms with over $2 billion of ‘Alternative’ assets under management.
The Alternative Answer is divided into multiple sections:
The Alternative Manifesto
Major Alternative Strategies
Major Alternative Structures
Higher, Inflation-Protected Income (Job 1)
Broadening the Base for Risk Reduction (Job 2)
Long-Term Growth Enhancement (Job 3)
Purchasing Power Protection (Job 4)
At the Dealership
Manifesto: There are four mandatory tasks for investments:
Job 1: Generate income that is greater than typical fixed income (bonds), with focus on income that rises with inflation.
Job 2: Reduce overall risk by diversifying broadly across different strategies and asset classes.
Job 3: Enhance long-term growth with opportunities that have more upside than traditional investments (stocks).
Job 4: Protect Purchasing Power from inflation, currency devaluation and panics.