Ric Lager's Blog

Ric Lager's thoughts and ruminations Flag as Inappropriate

Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors. What's on your mind? What's on your mind? Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell something
Posts awaiting your approval 0
Roy Roscoe January 2, 2014 at 12:25 am
Is it better to not be in the market when it goes up or to be out of it when it goes down? Of courseRead More the ideal would be to get full in before it rises and to get all out before it falls. But, that can only be done with knowledge that nobody has.
Shawn Aune December 12, 2013 at 09:48 am
The stock market is at its highest ever (nominally) due to money printing. Right now the Fed isRead More printing more money every month than EXISTED in 1980. The safe money is already OUT of stocks and the liquidity crisis you are warning people about is on its way. :) It will likely coincide with the second peaking of US oil production. :)
Ric Lager November 15, 2013 at 01:17 pm
Hi Edith. I am certainly not a health care industry expert. From everything that I read each day,Read More it certainly seems like the Obamacare rollout was not well thought out and planned. The web site problems could have been easily avoided according to technical experts.
EvaMarie C. Edwards November 18, 2013 at 02:31 pm
Ric, Another way to look at it is this. If you had just paid off your mortgage, would it make senseRead More to borrow that same amount of money, with your house as the collateral, to invest. Does the potential gain counter-balance the risk?
Ric Lager November 18, 2013 at 02:50 pm
Many variables to consider with that question, EvaMarie. It would depend on the interest rates ofRead More your home equity loan. Next, is the stock market going up as much or more as the interest rate on your home equity loan?
Ric Lager October 25, 2013 at 12:17 pm
Melissa, Thanks very much for adding your perspective and your experience with your daughter to myRead More blog post. I do have a question that I hope to learn from. Do you think that your daughter's work experience helped her mature more than her peers, or is she a mature young woman on her own?
Melissa Silkey October 25, 2013 at 07:53 pm
Her job is in the retail industry so a large part of it is dealing with the public and learning howRead More to handle difficult situations that arise with a certain level of grace. That in itself is beneficial plus learning to juggle a job with sports, homework, etc was also a plus. So to answer your question, I do think it has something to do with her maturity level.
Ric Lager October 25, 2013 at 08:27 pm
Thanks for the explanation, Melissa. Makes perfect sense now. Good luck to your daughter.
Helper October 15, 2013 at 12:23 pm
It's the GOPs fault. President Obama is a real leader.
Donald Lee October 15, 2013 at 12:27 pm
I have to ask. Is that sarcasm or a serious comment?
Mike Carlier October 15, 2013 at 01:17 pm
It is the GOP's fault. If they had nominated a real candidate instead of out-of-touch Romney, theyRead More would have won the election. Obama would now be mayor of Chicago:)
Ric Lager October 7, 2013 at 11:56 am
No shots taken? Seriously? The Golden Valley Patch staff have nothing to do with this disagreement.Read More I called you out for what you are. You started this fight; and now you can't finish it. Take your bat and ball and go home.
Valerie Engler October 7, 2013 at 08:33 pm
Hi all! Ric has been a faithful Golden Valley Patch blogger since we launched this site. Anyone isRead More free to blog on Patch as long as their content meets our terms of use, which Ric's does. Paul and Kelly, feel free to start your own blog account on Patch here: http://goldenvalley.patch.com/blogs/new
Jeanne Gehrman October 8, 2013 at 09:02 am
I feel compelled to respond. I held off yesterday, but seeing this investmentRead More "professional" using terms such as picking a fight, and then further escalating his rhetoric today is totally outrageous. This guy needs some anger management. I am a retired individual who continues to stay with carefully selected mutual fund & bond investments, tweaking somewhat to add international funds in later years, in addition to "safer" money market accounts. This does not make me an investment professional by any means. I do read the business section of the St. Paul Pioneer Press every Sunday. Everyone should do what is most comfortable for their situation & risk tolerance. It's not "who's right" but rather "what's right." Your comments would not be worth the bother of asking any professional/ethical group which oversees investment advisors to look at this.
See more »