It's hard not to imagine that the drama we hear about in the news won't affect our investments - but what's important and what's not when you invest in the long term? Mike offers some insight into what he thinks is important, what he takes into account when he puts together portfolios, and maybe just some information you'll find interesting!

Smart Investing (Within Every Economic Problem, There’s Potential Wealth)

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Did the Great Recession make you weary of real estate investments? Or, were you among those who benefited from short sales and foreclosures? Nearly all of us were hit by the economic fallout. While this might make us shy away from investing, it’s important to remember every economic problem creates […]

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Slapped by the Invisible Hand

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Gary Gorton’s Slapped by the Invisible Hand: The Panic of 2007 is a unique and unprecedented look at the recent economic meltdown. The book opens with a self-disclosure revealing his access to data inaccessible to other academics: “Starting in 1996, I also consulted for AIG Financial Products, where I worked on structured credit, […]

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Sixteen Tons

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

You load sixteen tons, what do you get Another day older and deeper in debt O’ Saint Peter don’t you call me yet I owe my soul to the company store – Sixteen Tons, by Ford Tennessee Ernie I remember when Tennessee Ernie Ford sang Sixteen Tons. It described working conditions 100 […]

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Relevant Jobs in a Technology-Driven Market

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

How relevant are you? In today’s market, technology and productivity are turning routine jobs into machine automated ones. When I graduated from high school, you could always work in a factory or as a ditch digger if you didn’t go to college. Now, many jobs with a reproducible input-output are […]

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Questions For Your Financial Advisor

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Over the next few months, many investors will sit down with their financial advisor to look over their portfolio. Before the meeting, ask yourself what kind of investor you are. Do you simply want lower risk and higher returns that will beat the rate of inflation? Or do you want […]

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Pigs at the Trough

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Department of Labor has published new 401(k) plan rules and regulations requiring full transparency of fees. Though plan sponsors and participants have not previously been sent itemized bills, the Department of Labor lists 17 fees they have been incurring. These fees include marketing, legal services, record keeping, investments and […]

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Negativity Sells

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

A few years ago in 2010 one newsletter written by Robert Prechter predicted the DOW would plummet to 1,000. It would take a real disaster for Prechter’s prediction to occur, but that wasn’t the point. The point was, in our opinion, to sell newsletters not give financial advice. Mark Hulburt, […]

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Making the Most of a War of Words

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The presidential race has begun. If you have listened to the debates, you know the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) is a hot button issue. The question: Is the health care issue just a political scheme or is there a real problem? I believe health care is a real problem, […]

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Tax Time

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Holidays are upon us. Soon trees will be on sidewalks, decorations packed up and put away, and taxes will be due. A lot of people do their tax planning after the first of the year, but now is the time to plan. If you have any undiscovered opportunities to […]

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Investment Opportunities

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Exorbitant healthcare costs in the United States pose a serious threat to our economy. But every crisis breeds opportunity. Healthcare is no different. While staggering price tags might make you sick, new companies, which provide revolutionary healthcare options, could make you rich. The key is recognizing these new companies – […]

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