Tag: Dollars and Sense

Dollars and Sense: The Paseo Financial Group

Melanie Sedam A recent survey, using public records, was conducted by a major title company here in Arizona to determine how many homeowners in the 55+ communities owned their home free and clear with no current mortgage payments. The results were startlingly low. Sun City West: Out of 18,218 homes, only 1139 homes (6.25%) were owned…

Dollars and Sense

Fixed annuity could extend lifespan of retirement accounts Editor’s Note: “Dollars and Sense” is a new column in the Quail Creek Crossing dedicated to financial issues. This column is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information on the subject of personal finances. The publisher shall not be liable for any loss of profit or any…

Dollars and Sense: Understanding risk tolerance

Jeff LeFave To succeed as an investor, you might think you need to know about the economy, interest rates and the fundamentals of companies in which you’d like to invest. And all these things are indeed important. But it’s most essential to know yourself. Specifically, you need to know how much risk you are willing…

Dollars and Sense

Jeff LeFave When interest rates rise, the value of your fixed-income investments, such as bonds, will typically fall. If this happens, how should you respond? First of all, it’s important to understand this inverse correlation between interest rates and bond prices. Essentially, when interest rates rise, investors won’t pay you full price for your bonds…