LA VERNE, Calif., Jan. 5, 2018 — Mutual funds have served as the standard bearer of investors for almost a century, but every so often a newfangled product rises up to challenge the top dog for supremacy. That pesky upstart today is the ETF or exchange traded fund. While ETFs offer investors lower expense ratios, … Continue reading 5 Reasons a Flashy Upstart Can’t Upstage Mutual Funds for Investment Prowess … by Peter Bennett

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For some, shopping at warehouse clubs has become a status symbol. But to me, it’s better and more rewarding to frequent your local grocer or farmer’s market or neighborhood merchant. Here’s why: You pay them to shop. $50, $75, $100. Right from the get-go you’re in the hole. You need a big vehicle to haul … Continue reading MONEY ADVICE: 10 Reasons Not to Shop at a Warehouse Club Store … by Penny Crumpton

If you’re over 50, you probably remember Dr. David Reuben’s best-selling book, “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, But We’re Afraid to Ask,” which director Woody Allen later made into a movie. Well, Tony Ponzo and Mike Celeste, owners of, have written a just-released book, “Never Let Wall Street Steal Your Money … Continue reading MONEY ADVICE: Never Let Wall Street Steal Your Money Again

It’s a grim statistic: Americans throw away nearly half their food every year, or about $165 billion annually, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an environmental group. Such waste costs the average American family of four about $2,275. That’s a lot of guacamole that’s about to turn an ugly shade of green. There … Continue reading MONEY ADVICE: Waste Not, Want Not