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Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
Prostate Cancer - Which Choice Would You Rather Make? - Sep 13, 2010 - 2:06:29 PM

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and here is what I feel all men should know about this disease and what they can do about it. And I share a personal story that I think you will find telling...

"Good Health Is No Accident" – Dr. Robin Roberts, Bahamian Urologist



Recently I was privileged to participate in Doctor’s Hospital’s distinguished lecture series, as well known Bahamian Urologist, Dr. Robin Roberts presented on the topic “The Healthy Male: Forty Years Plus…And Doing It All”.  A presentation that every Bahamian man and boy should have an opportunity to experience.

Early on it looked like a ladies affair but the men eventually showed up and benefited from an informative, frank and open presentation on men health issues.

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The Retirement Secrets That No One is Telling You About Retirement - Aug 24, 2010 - 7:31:05 AM
While you are racing toward the inevitable and not thinking about retirement planning here is a little secret about retirement that no one is telling you about.

When it come to retirement you may not realize it but there are only two outcomes - you either die before you retire or you die after you retire.

And while you are racing toward the inevitable and not thinking about retirement planning here is a little secret about retirement that no one is telling you about.

No, they do not mean to keep it a secret the fact is most persons do not really know.

So here is what you should know about retirement that no one is telling- Retirement Ain't What it Used To Be! 


Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
Retirement Planning - How National Insurance Is Putting More Money In Your Pockets - Aug 10, 2010 - 2:15:57 PM

You may not realize but the recent changes to National Insurance is going to put more money in your pockets. Read on and find out exactly how:

Amidst the noise you may really not recognized that the resent amendment to the National Insurance Regulation may be the most important social reform legislation since National Insurance was established in 19974 - totally transforming the social security system and  bringing much needed  financial relief to you and your families.

I know that having “more money” deducted from your salary especially during these tight economic times, that it is very difficult to see the value in what seems like an just another added financial burden.  And I am sure that it was a very difficult political decision for the government given all of the other real taxes that have been imposed...

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Financial & Retirement Planning - Are You thinking RIPE? - Jul 27, 2010 - 5:04:19 PM

I am sure that you may not have been asked this question before and you may be taken- a- back by it. You may not even understand what I’m talking about.  But Does Your Life Include a RIPE Plan? 

Most times we feel that these only apply to the aged, wealthy and person who are ready to die. But no matter your age or how long you’ve been working it’s never too early to get RIPE!

As a matter of fact, the younger you are, the greater the chance you will have of becoming financially independent at an early age. Being RIPE is a sure bet to helping you avoid ending up in the “poor house”  and it’s very easy to end up there if you don’t watch what you are doing and start PLANNING  for your future...

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Three Secrets to Make it a Celebration of Your Financial Independence - Jul 13, 2010 - 11:31:45 AM

Let this Independence Day be a celebration of Independence – Yours! Let it be the day you decide to use the freedom won by your forefather to liberate yourself and family financially and here are three secrets to help you.

Wow it seem almost unbelievable  that we have celebrated  37 years of Independence- And I have been here to see all these years - what about you?

Independence is defined by Dictionary.com as the “freedom from the control, influence, support and aid of others.” And this is a great time to celebrate your many freedoms...

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How a Budget Can Keep You Out of Financial Trouble - Jun 29, 2010 - 9:45:09 AM

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When it comes to your financial planning one of your most effective tools may be the one that you are most intimidated by - A budget. And here is how a budget can keep you out of financial trouble.

When it comes to your financial planning one of your most effective tools may be the one that you are most intimidated by - A budget. But a budget is just the tool you need to keep you out of financial trouble. It is not surprising to hear persons saying that they have no idea where their money is going and I am sure that you may be saying the same - "I do not know where my money goes?"

And this expression is the direct result of not having a budget. You see a budget although considered by many to be a frustrating inconvenience, is really a tool that if properly used will free you from most of your money worries...

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The Most Important Aspect of Financial Planning - Jun 23, 2010 - 9:50:17 PM

When it come to financial planning do you know what is the most important aspect of financial planning?  Well read on to discover the answer and I am sure you might be  surprised....

You may not realize it but the most important aspect of financial planning is you. That is right it’s all about you! And while there may be some financial things you have to do it all come down to you.

And your financial success or lack thereof is predicated on your ability to understand and make informed and effective decisions about the use and management of your money.

So here are seven things you have to do if you are going to take control of your financial future...

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Budgeting - 6 Lessons You Can Learn From The Governments Budget - Part 2 - Jun 8, 2010 - 4:24:00 PM

While we talked about the excitement being  generated by the government’s 2010- 2011 budget last week.  I am beginning to think that I really did not have a full appreciation of the impact until I participated recently in a distinguished panel discussion at the Epiphany Anglican Church.
 

And no matter what you may be feeling it seems two things are certain - we always find a way to frame the discussion in “political terms” and to blame “someone else” for our problems.  I think that is why talk radio is so popular.  As it allows you to take whatever your experience is and eloquently  expound to a capture audience why your problems are the result of someone else’s action and not yours.

Yes the government is responsible for ensuring that the appropriate fiscal and structural policies are in place for the proper functioning and management of the economy but let us not forget that ...

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Budgeting - 6 Lessons You Can Learn From The Government's Budget - Jun 3, 2010 - 12:54:44 PM
Wow - what a stir the government’s 2010- 2011 budget is having.  And I am sure by now that you may even have your opinion on it usefulness and ability to spur on economic growth in the midst of the worst financial crisis you and I have ever seen.

And no matter your feelings about it,  I feel that there are six very important lessons that you can learn from the government’s budget. And here are the first two lessons

The first lesson you can learn is that you need to review your financial position. And there is really no better time for you to do this than now as we enter the month of June.  Believe it or not this means that your year is half over and that you would have earned and probably spent almost half of your income for this year. That is why now would be a good time to sit down and take a look at how you have handle your finances...

Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
7 Simple Steps to Help You Through Your Financial Crisis - May 25, 2010 - 9:29:17 PM

This current global financial meltdown has left very few persons unaffected and I am sure that it is the one thing that is at the forefront of most of your minds. And even if it was not, the simple act of turning on the television, picking up the newspaper or turning on the radio will quickly change that as you quickly begin to think about your own financial situation.

No matter what is going on in the world around you the most important question for you is what is going on in your household.  As no one really understands your pain like you do. So “ Are You In A Financial Crisis?”

And you can easily determine the answer to this question by your response to these seventeen money management statements...
Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
When its Comes to Retirement - Its Yours Retirement, So Build Wisely! - May 19, 2010 - 12:28:28 PM

When it come to retirement most persons do not realize that it is really your retirement they are talking about. And that the reason why you should fully consider your retirement planning option. Read on to see why.

As I prepare to write these articles each week,  I realize more and more that of all the coaching and seminars I conduct, the ones on “Retirement Planning” have the potential to touch and transform more lives than all the others combined. Because in one way or the other you are touched by retirement.

Either you are giving care and support to someone who is in retirement, or know of others that are doing so. And eventually, you will be in retirement.

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Retirement - It Takes More Than Money To Have A Full-filling Retirement - May 11, 2010 - 9:35:29 AM
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When it comes to retirement I am sure that you may be thinking it is all about how much money you may saved that is why you need to continue reading. Because you may be surprise to find out that when it comes to having a full-filling it takes more than money.  "Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat." - Sun Tzu

While it was refreshing to read about all the recent retirement summit and the various discussion that is now going about “employers doing more to make employees aware of savings and investments” and “ you needing to save more in order to escape the poverty trap when you retire”- Money alone does not automatically guarantee a full-filling retirement...

Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
Retirement - Say What, Retirement? - May 4, 2010 - 2:22:48 PM

When it comes to retirement are you as engaged as you should be? Well here are some compelling reasons why you should be and how you can jump start your retirement planning.

Recently, I read a report by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) and the American Savings Education Council (ASEC) which shows the findings of an annual survey they do to determine the attitudes of working and retired Americans about retirement.



What struck me about the results of this survey was how many persons are not planning properly and seem disconnected from one of the most important financial issues they face - retirement.

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Financial Literacy - Think Debt Free - Apr 27, 2010 - 9:32:40 AM

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Your Financial literacy is key to your financial future so here is the second of six new ways of thinking that will not only improve your financial literacy but change your financial future.

As we come to the end of April and Financial Literacy month here is another of those six new way of thinking that will help you to change your financial future! 


And remembered that Financial literacy is simply “the ability to understand and make informed and effective decisions about the use and management of your money.”  

Therefore, it is critical if you are to achieve your ultimate goal of wealth creation that you shift your thinking to think “debt free.” As you can not create wealth if your money is being consumed by debt...

Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
Financial Literacy - Think Wealth Creation - Apr 22, 2010 - 7:21:41 AM

Your Financial literacy is key to your financial future so here is first of six new ways of thinking that will not only improve your financial literacy but change your financial future.


April is Financial Literacy Month and simply put Financial literacy is “the ability to understand and make informed and effective decisions about the use and management of your money.” 

And while money is an important part of your everyday life,  you will agree that few subjects are as intimidating or frustrating for you as money.  So here is the second of six new ways of thinking that  will change your financial future - Think Wealth Creation! 




Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
Financial Literacy - Six New Ways of Thinking That Will Change Your Financial Future! - Apr 13, 2010 - 1:45:01 PM

Your Financial literacy is key to your financial future so here  are six new ways of thinking that will not only improve your financial literacy but change your financial future.

April is Financial Literacy Youth Month in the Bahamas thanks to the tireless efforts of my friend Keshelle Kerr of Creative Wealth Bahamas and her passion for empowering the next generation of Bahamian financially.  But what is Financial literacy and why is it important to you?

Simply put Financial literacy is “the ability to understand and make informed and effective decisions about the use and management of your money.”  And while money is an important part of your everyday life,  you will agree that few subjects are as intimidating or frustrating for you as money...

Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
Financial Planning - What Would You Do With A Million Dollar? - Mar 30, 2010 - 6:35:42 AM

How you ever consider what you would do with a million dollars? If you have not then it about time you do. And this article will help you understand why you should answer this question sooner rather than later.

This is the question Lincoln Bain asked on his Face Book page recently -  “If I gave you a million dollars today what would you do with it?” He got more than twenty-nine responses  the last time I checked and here are some of them:


1) I’ll give it away and bless others who are less fortunate than I; 
2)Invest in my own business;   3) Buy my dream home and car and then invest; Sit on it quietly until I'm over the excitement and able to make prudent financial decisions so I wont go broke again; 5) Pay all the bills and put the rest in the bank. When I make a profit then I would buy a house and a new car...

Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
Parkinson's - It Could Be the Wild Card in Your Retirement! - Mar 22, 2010 - 5:55:48 PM

You may not know or have even heard about this disease but Parkinson's could be the wild card in your retirement.


I was reminded recently as I moderated the 1st Annual Kingdor Parkinson Speech Competition of an article I wrote back in 2007 - “What’s Happening to Granny” by one of the contestants who referenced it.  And I would like to share it with you as Parkinson could be the wild card in your retirement.  

“Mummy, mummy come quickly, Grammy just fell!  What happened? Grammy said she was going into the bedroom and as she got up she just fell.  Oh Lord, this is the third time mummy’s fallen this week, pass me the phone let me call Jan!...

Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
Retirement Secrets That No One is Telling You About Your Retirement. - Mar 16, 2010 - 8:01:52 AM

You may not realize it but there are some secrets about your retirement that no one is telling you about retirement. But you need to know these secrets in order to have a successful transition to retirement.  So here the secrets...

I am understanding now what is meant by the expression “time sneaks up on you like a bug on windscreen.”  You see I am used to seeing the grey in others and while you know it will happen, you never expect it to happen to you.

Well to my surprise it is happening to me and at first would you believe that I was shock!  Really I was shock to see the grey that appeared in my beard and try desperately for it not to show by shaving even my mouth-stash. But little that I realized - that was just not going to work. So I have decided to get use to it and accept that I am aging- gracefully hahaha!

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Women - It’s Time to Take Control of Your money! - Mar 9, 2010 - 10:45:09 AM

Women when it comes to your money here are three reason why there is no better time than now to take control of your money.

March 8th was International Women’s Day celebrated under the theme “Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All”. And to mark the event the Bureau of Women’s Affairs of the Ministry of Labour and Social Development held a half-day workshop that focused on women and girls issues and I was amongst the few men that were fortunate enough to be thorns amongst so many beautiful roses.  

While  all of the presentations were informative it was Theresa Moxey-Ingraham (Hon.), former government minister and member of Parliament that really caused me to sit up and take note as she presented on “Women’s Access to Political Leadership and their Experiences in the Electoral Process.”


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