Melanie Hasty-Grant and Ken Grant, owners of Waterstone Private Wealth Management, oversee offices in Owasso and Tulsa’s Utica Square. Clearing through the country’s largest independent broker/dealer, LPL Financial, Melanie and Ken manage more than $50 million in client assets and are frequent contributors to national and local media sources. We receive so much noise from extremists in the investment world that it’s comforting to hear Melanie and Ken present their voice-of-reason analysis representing Middle America.
The Market Forecast 2012 Seminar will be hosted by Waterstone on Thursday, February 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Summit Club in Tulsa. Cost per person is $50. However, if you register prior to January 27, cost is only $25 per person. Make reservations now as space is limited. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served following the seminar.
“If you feel whipsawed by market volatility and have been left frustrated and questioning your financial future, you need to attend this seminar,” says Melanie.
While we Fools are passionate believers in investing in the stock market for the long term, we realize there’s far more to improving your financial future than simply picking the right stocks. We’re all firm believers that you need to get your financial house in order before you should commit any capital to the stock market.
We asked our team of Motley Fool contributors to share with readers one tip that they can use to bring order to their finances. Read on for their top ideas that you can use today to improve your financial future.
Todd Campbell: If you do one thing — just one thing — to help put your financial future on solid ground, make it ditching your debt.
Saving money is not a matter of math.
You will not save money when you get that next raise.
You will not save money when that car is paid off.
You will not save money when the kids are grown.
The word “debt” typically carries a negative connotation, especially among new savers. But contrary to popular belief, debt isn’t always bad. In fact, taking on “good debt” can not only boost your personal wealth in the long run, but it can also improve your credit score along the way — setting you up for a more successful financial future.
Using ‘good debt’ to improve your credit score
What is ‘good debt’?