Posted on June 19th, 2013
Americans’ grasp of concepts such as investment risk and inflation has weakened, lower than 2009, according to research reports.
On the flip side, confidence is still high, and many people gave themselves high marks for managing their finances even as they were using payday loans or over-dawing their checking accounts.
As my video above discusses, understanding some of the “big issues” can determine the success or failure in reaching your goals.
You obviously have higher than average financial knowledge (because you’re reading my newsletter), but still let me know if I can help you or someone you know, in tackling all financial decisions.
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