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Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
Real Estate: A Wealth Building Secret You May Be Ignoring - Nov 10, 2011 - 2:52:07 PM

There is a wealth building tool you are probably not paying enough attention to, and while you ignore it, the opportunity to benefit from it is quickly passing away. So today, I want to share with you a secret that you need to focus on if you want to create wealth for you and your family for generations to come. This wealth creation secret is real estate.

Perhaps you recall your grandparents saying “now that you have a job it’s time to buy land.”

Unfortunately, we did not heed their advice and decided to buy cars instead, because it provided instant gratification and recognition from our friends that we craved with our new and seemingly endless pool of money...

Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
Follow my steps and end the rat race... - Oct 27, 2011 - 2:15:58 AM

There is no question that you would like to be able to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, without the fear of running out of money and health - achieve financial freedom.

This is the dream of most persons but unfortunately only a very few will ever get to really enjoy their life in this way by achieving financial freedom. In fact, only 5 percent of persons ever get to this level of financial success, leaving the other 95 percent to just think about what life would be like if they were to achieve this level of financial independence.

But it gets even worse. The “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations in New York, indicates that really only one percent of persons are reaping the fruits...
Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
Retirement Lessons from Auntie Susan - Sep 13, 2011 - 12:23:42 PM

No matter how you feel about retirement there are really only two outcomes in life, you either die before you retire or you die after you retire.  Unfortunately, as with death most persons are also very fearful when it comes to the idea of retirement.


In fact retirement has been described by most retirees as “the most difficult transition” they have ever had to make. This is why it is so important to begin now to prepare yourself for retirement and this preparation goes beyond money.

Hopefully, this story of my aunt Susan will help you to better understand this concept of retirement planning...
Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
Personal Finances - 7 Steps to help you solve your money problems, breathe easier and sleep better - Jul 26, 2011 - 11:57:44 AM

One of the realization that I have gotten from talking with persons is that most of the problems that they are experiencing are the results of money problems. Leading me to conclude that “if you can solve your money problems you can reduce most of the stress in your life.” 

So here are  7 steps to help you solve your money problems, breathe easier and sleep better.


Think about it!  What would it be like if you were Debt-Free? To be able to go to the post at the end of the month and not be afraid of the bills that are waiting for you!


Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
The Best Personal Finance Advice on How to Save Money - Jul 20, 2011 - 10:25:21 PM

Like most persons, one of the things you may find frustrating is how to save money. So I am going to share with you the best personal finance advice on how to save money. And it is simpler than you think!

While you may feel that the key to saving is simply earning more money, the truth of the matter is no matter how much money you earn if you are not doing this one simple thing then you will never be able to save money.

Personal finance and saving money is all about spending less than you earn. And that is the struggle for most persons ensuring that they spent less money than they actually earn. The key reason for this is no matter how...
Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
Your Retirement May Be Sooner Than You Think! - Jun 7, 2011 - 5:25:19 PM

Whether you realize it or not your retirement may be sooner that you think, and nothing made me realize that more than the reaction of employees at a retirement session I recently conducted.

You see while you may be planning to work until you are age 60 or 65, your employer may have    other plans and it makes no different whether you are a public or private sector employee; as is evident by the current downsizing exercises and early retirement packages being offered.


Unfortunately, you may not even be thinking about retirement as it is the furthest thing from most persons mind. All because we bought into the notion that you have to be old and wrinkled to retire.
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Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
4 Things You Can Do to Make Your Retirement a Disaster – Guaranteed! - May 17, 2011 - 8:36:08 AM

If you really want to be sick and tired; old and broke; unhappy and miserable in your golden years then here are four things you can do to make your retirement a disaster – Guaranteed! 

The first thing that you need to do to ensure your retirement disaster is not to think about retirement now. That’s right! Do not bother yourself with this sort stuff now. 

You are just too young for that. Just wait until you are in your late 50’s and then begin to think about retirement. By this time you would have lost as much time and money as possible and really old enough to start planning your retirement...


Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
The Most Important Number in Your Financial Health - Apr 27, 2011 - 8:17:10 PM

There is a number that is more important than all others and you are about to discover what that number is because if you do not manage this number you will never be able to achieve your most important financial goal - creating wealth.


And looking at your financial numbers will not only reveal this number but also help you understand just how much your current life style is costing you, the assets you have accumulated and provide the footing for building the financially free life you want.


But what is the most important number in your financial health?  Well it is your Net Worth...
Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
The Secret to Your Financial Freedom! - Apr 13, 2011 - 1:50:03 PM

You will agree that, no matter what, one way or the other, we all are touched by money. And when you think about it, more relationships break up over money than all other reasons combined!

These are tough times. People are looking for help to manage their finances, to earn more, to spend less, and invest wisely. In order to have any success in life, you MUST first learn how to “Take control” of your money.

Money is the tool you use to achieve most of your dreams. It can either unlock your future, or lock you into a future that you do not want - resulting in frustration, insecurity and unhappiness...

Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
CCS Relaunches it’s “Taking Control of Your Money” E-book to Celebrate Financial Literacy Month - Apr 5, 2011 - 7:43:38 AM

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Comprehensive Consulting Services, a financial and retirement planning consulting company announces the relaunch of its financial planning workbook “Taking Control of Your Money ” in e-book format to celebrate Financial Literacy Month.

April is recognized not only in the United States as “Financial Literacy Month” “Financial Literacy Youth Month” thanks to the tireless efforts of Keshelle Kerr of Creative Wealth Bahamas and her passion for empowering the next generation of Bahamian financially...

Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
Retirement: Two Risks Factor You Must Consider & Understand Before Retiring. - Mar 29, 2011 - 12:59:15 PM

When it comes to retirement there are two risk factors that will impact significantly on your retirement readiness and the quality of your retirement therefore it is very important that you fully consider and understand these before you retire.

And these two factors relates to the working definition of retirement that I have provided you with earlier but in case you have forgotten - “ Retirement is the time to do what you want to do without the fear of running out of money and health.”

The first of these risk as you have guess by now relates to having enough money to live out your retirement...
Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
Seven things you can do to improve your financial health. - Mar 11, 2011 - 4:55:14 PM

Without question these are very stressful financial times and I am sure that not a day goes by without you being aware of the uncertainties of the world’s economy. So how do you avoid being swept up and overwhelmed by what happening around you. Well here are seven things you can do to cope better with your financial stress and improve your financial health.

Don’t sweat it! This is easier than you think. Just by simply avoiding the noise in the market place you would be surprised at how your stress level will drop. So for the next week get out of the daily news circle and experience the difference not being constantly bombarded ...

Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
Retirement: It’s Not the End of Life, But a Transition in Life. - Feb 16, 2011 - 6:04:48 PM

Words are powerful and when you think about the definition of retirement it usually has a negative connotation of “uselessness” or “end of use” which makes it seem that retirement is the end.

You will find that retirement is not the end of your life but only a transition into a new life. And here are five things you will need to make this transition successfully.

In fact you can expect to spend as much as one third of your lifetime in retirement!

Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
Six Lies About Retirement That You Better Not Believe - Feb 8, 2011 - 1:44:18 PM

Another very startling point about the new retirement is that there are some six lies that relate to the old retirement model that you had better not believe. And here they are...

Retirement Lie # 1- Retirement is a time for winding down 

Whatever you do don't go into retirement believing that retirement is a time for winding down. No way. Retirement is a continuation of life or a whole new life of opportunities. And that is the way you have to approach it.

Retirement Lie # 2 - Retirement is the end of work  ...
Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
Retirement's Dirty Little Secrets & Lies... - Feb 2, 2011 - 7:34:32 AM

When it comes to your retirement you need to know its dirty little secrets and lies and what to do about them if you are going to have a successful and fulfilling retirement.

I have a two questions to test your “Retirement literacy.” Let’s see how you do answering them:
  1. What Is Retirement?
  2. What Does It Take To Have A Successful Retirement?
So how did you do? Did you Know the answers? Do you feel good about your answers?
Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
Why You Need a Financial Plan in 2011 - Jan 27, 2011 - 8:03:33 AM

You have heard it over and repeatedly “He who fails to plan plans to fail.”  Yet without fail most person are experiencing this fate because they simply refuse to plan. But this is only one the reasons why you need a financial plan in 2011.

Read on and find out the other reasons why you will need a financial plan if you are going to achieve you financial planning goals in 2011.

In these challenging economic times there is no question that the key to developing real sustainable wealth comes only through a financial plan for using your money to prudently invest- in assets; in yourself; or a business...
Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
8 Ways To Jump Start Your 2011 - Jan 5, 2011 - 10:51:59 AM

Wow can you believe that 2010 is gone and that 2011 is here!



That is really how quickly life passes – and each day either brings you closer to or further away from your dreams and there is no turning back. And everyday you are presented with new opportunities; opportunities that will quickly pass you by if you do not seize them.



You may have had a challenging 2010 but the good news is that it is over and 2011 provides you with an opportunity to have a fresh start. So here are 8 Ways to Jump Start your 2011...
Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
Early Retirement - 5 Questions You Need to Answer Before Taking the "Package" - Sep 29, 2010 - 11:49:08 AM

It is not surprising these days to hear about persons' being offered and receiving early retirement packages from employers. This is just one of a number of restructuring and downsizing method used by the corporate world to cut cost. And you will more than likely see it used in the restructuring exercise at The Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas.

So whether you are a part of the private or government sector it is something you had better get used to it.  And that is why it is so important that you- fully understand what you are getting before accepting an "Early Retirement"package.

There is no question that these packages can be quite attractive...
Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
How to Increase Your Monthly Income in One Quick and Easy Step - Sep 21, 2010 - 9:04:32 PM

There is no question that in these uncertain economic times, that the one thing you need to do is  protect you and your family against financial ruin,  is to be able to not only control your income but to increase your income.

But in order to do this you must overcome one of the most difficult barriers that is blocking your pathway - your job!

No I am not suggesting that you quit your job as that would be a foolish thing to do, but I am asking you to take a serious look at how you are earning money to see whether you are doing an efficient job at earning money.

Think about how you usually earn money. You get a job that offers you a fixed income for working 40 hours a week...

Columns : Investing in You - Glenn S. Ferguson
Financial Planning - One Thing You Can Do to Recession Proof You! - Sep 15, 2010 - 2:18:35 PM
When it comes to financial planning there is one thing that you can do that is guaranteed to recession proof you financially.  But you may not realize it because very few financial planners are talking about it.

You may recall reading my article “Financial Planning - Three Thing You Can Do To Recession Proof  You!  In it, I stated that there are three things that you can do to recession proof you. They  are:

Cut Spending. Increase Income and Optimizing Spending. And of these by far the most effective one for recession proofing your finances and allowing you to really achieve financial independence and live the life you want is increasing your income...

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