Category: Uncategorized

Is Your “Safe” Money Safe?

Recently a company based out of California that promotes buying gold suggested that banks no longer provide FDIC insurance for your savings and deposits. This misinformation has lead to a lot of angst for depositors, so I thought it was a good time to discuss your ‘safe’ money. For the broad general public, there are three […]

Let’s Talk About Time Value of Money

So far in our SquareOne Financial Foundations blog, we have discovered the importance of saving for emergencies and the different options to earn better interest rates on emergency savings funds. Before we jump into saving for retirement and paying off debt, let’s take a moment to examine one of the most important lessons you can […]

Investing: A Game of Probabilities

One of the hardest things for many to understand about investing is the fact there are no certainties.  Investing is a probabilities game, and we must continuously attempt to allocate capital in a way that gives us the highest probability of success over the short, near, and long term.  There are various techniques used to […]

What Do You Keep in Your Safe Deposit Box?

In a world of electronic recordkeeping and legal digital signatures, bank safe deposit boxes are a bit old-school. However, they still exist, and many people still depend on them for the safekeeping of a variety of items important to them. There are some items people often keep, but should not, in their safe deposit box […]

It’s November 3rd; Who Wins?

This presidential election could very well be a flashback to the 2000 presidential election of Bush versus Gore. Does anybody remember the ‘hanging chads’? Bush was declared the early winner, but the Democrats contested the race, which was finally declared in Bush’s favor by the U.S. Supreme Court on December 12, 2000. With an unprecedented […]