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Spend Your Money Now

"You always tell people to save," my friend said. "When should people enjoy life and spend some money?" He's right. If you've been reading my articles and blogs and listening to my radio show (Goldstein on Gelt) over the years, and if you haven't … [Read more...]

An Investment in Israeli Transportation

The last time you drove in Tel Aviv, did you wish there was a more efficient transportation system that’s clean, fast, and comfortable? As traffic and levels of air pollution rise in the world’s major cities, the need to find an effective system … [Read more...]

Is Your Home Your Retirement Nest Egg?

Many people consider their home to be their best investment because they get to live in what they hope is a one-way street to real-estate appreciation. People’s homes are often the largest percentage of their net worth. However, as I often remind … [Read more...]

Why Retirement May Cost More than You Think

The typical image of retirement used to be of Grandma sitting on her rocking chair knitting, supporting herself with the sizeable pension checks Grandpa received in the mail. However, this picture no longer represents today’s retirees. While life … [Read more...]

Is America Investing the Right Way?

Countries reduce their deficit by cutting spending and raising taxes. Neither move is very popular. On The Goldstein on Gelt Show I spoke with David Leonhardt, Washington Bureau Chief of The New York Times, about possible solutions to governments’ … [Read more...]

Adding Global Assets to Your Retirement Portfolio

Putting a portion of your retirement portfolio in another country is a good way to diversify risk on a global level. The risks associated with the economy of any single country can be mitigated by purchasing assets in other countries. Geographic … [Read more...]

The Costs and Benefits of Early Retirement

Early retirement may sound appealing. But like most things, timing and planning are essential. Assuming that you have planned your retirement with the help of a professional financial advisor, you should know how much money you will need to … [Read more...]

Protect Your Retirement from Inflation

As you read this, inflation is eating away at the value of your money. Over time, American’s inflation rate has slowly eroded the value of the dollar to the point where $1 today would only have been worth 4.8 cents in 1913 dollars. Other countries … [Read more...]

How Much it Will Cost You to Get Another Passport

Investors seeking growth and tax-advantageous investments often look to investing in a foreign country. While this is commonly done with foreign stocks or global mutual funds, there is an unusual trend in foreign investments among the world’s … [Read more...]

What Type Of Lifestyle Do You Want In Retirement?

Many aspects of retirement planning are based upon actuarial charts and life expectancy calculators that tell you how long the average person lives. It’s difficult to plan for a phase of your life based on an assumption that may or may not actualize. … [Read more...]

Profile Perspectives is a personal finance blog based on articles Doug Goldstein, CFP®, director of Profile Investment Services, Ltd., published in The Jerusalem Post. The information posted is purely informational and does not constitute investment or tax advice. Advertisements on the site are neither endorsements nor recommendations. Consult your professional advisors before making any investments based on articles or advertisements. Securities offered through Portfolio Resources Group, Inc., member of FINRA, SIPC, MSRB, FSI. Accounts carried by Pershing LLC., Member NYSE/SIPC, a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation.

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