A Great Resource for Rich As A King Podcast Listeners – Rich As A King Episode 153

A Great Resource for Rich As A King Podcast Listeners – Rich As A King Episode 153

What happens when the game finishes? This is the last Rich As A King podcast. But, you can still listen to other great financial podcasts and learn essential strategies for managing your money. Here’s another great online resource for you ? The Goldstein on Gelt Show. On this personal finance podcast, I invite a guest to share his ideas and strategies for investing and personal finance. Each show includes a discussion with an expert on how to invest for success. Popular episodes feature Daniel Kahneman, Pat Flynn, and Suze Orman. Find out what else this twice-weekly show, also hosted by Douglas Goldstein, can offer you. If you aren’t already signed up to receive our newest blogs by email, sign up... Click for more
Now Is a Good Time for a Project Postmortem

Now Is a Good Time for a Project Postmortem

Improve your financial situation in the New Year by conducting a project postmortem. Reviewing and analyzing a chess game helps you prepare for the next time you play. In general, performing a postmortem on anything can help boost results the next time around. Susan and I just held a postmortem on 2017 and analyzed our most popular Rich As A King posts from the past year. We hope to give you more on the topics that interest you in 2018. Meanwhile, here are links to the top posts for you to review: Blogposts How Basic Chess Tactics Can Help You Make More Money – Find out how chess tactics can be applied both to investing and personal finance, and also to life in general. Does a Budget Tracker Really Help Your Bottom Line? – Learn how a budget tracker really helps you save. Why It’s Important to Know Your Risk Level before You Invest – Just like in chess you don’t want to risk your quality pieces, learn how to mitigate the risk in your investment portfolio. Podcasts How to Use Multiple Attack Strategy to Improve Investment Performance   – Use a “multiple attack strategy” to improve your investment performance AND prowess on the chessboard. Which Is the Best Country to Invest in for Global Diversification? – Global diversification is an important part of investing. Find out about allocating your assets safely and how to decide where to invest. Two Ways Baby Boomers Can Have a Successful Retirement  – Get a strategy for approaching retirement. What topics interest you? Our community boosted these pieces into top positions on our blog. ... Click for more
Why the 2008 Stock Market Crash Should Still Matter to You

Why the 2008 Stock Market Crash Should Still Matter to You

The 2008 stock market crash – should we file it away as history? Even though Wall Street and the markets seem to have recovered from the 2008 stock market crash, it still matters to investors like you and me. I just finished Ben Bernanke’s book, The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath.   The book is well-written and explains the background of the market collapse, the crisis itself, and the aftermath. Bernanke raises a number of fundamental questions about whether we have made the requisite structural changes in our economy to avoid such catastrophes in the future. But just because Bernanke’s policies may have worked to alleviate the crisis, doesn’t mean they were the best path America could have taken. To understand why, read my complete review of the book here. In it I discuss: Why the Fed and taxpayer’s interests aren’t aligned Why retirees took a beating Why it is so important to let individual determine how and when to spend. Read here to learn more.   Douglas Goldstein, co-author of Rich As A King: How the Wisdom of Chess Can Make You A Grandmaster of Investing, is an avid chess player, international investment advisor, and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).   If you aren’t already signed up to receive our newest blogs by email, sign up... Click for more
Download the Sample (Free) Rich As A King Audio Book

Download the Sample (Free) Rich As A King Audio Book

Rich As A King is now available as an audio book! Since Susan Polgar and I first published our book Rich As A King: How the Wisdom of Chess Can Make You a Grandmaster of Investing in October 2014. It has continued to grow into a weekly blog, podcast, posterbook, and is now available as an audio book!   Download a free sample and “read” the first book to use chess strategies to improve your financial situation now! Want to try it out? Click here to download a free audio sample. If you like what you hear, buy your Rich As A King audio book here. The entire book takes around eight hours to listen to, so download it now and begin to apply chess moves to transform you into a grandmaster of investing! Join the readers/listeners of our book/blog and podcast, who come from countries as diverse as the United States, England, the Philippines, India, Israel, Nigeria, Ecuador, and more. And if you enjoy the audio book, leave a review on Amazon!   Douglas Goldstein, co-author of Rich As A King: How the Wisdom of Chess Can Make You A Grandmaster of Investing, is an avid chess player, international investment advisor and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), and enjoys listening to audio books.     If you aren’t already signed up to receive our newest blogs by email, sign up... Click for more
How to Use the Internet as a Tool for Success

How to Use the Internet as a Tool for Success

The right tools make all the difference.   Ever try banging a nail with a shoe? It just doesn’t work as well as when you use a hammer. Tried and trusted tools You can find almost anything on the internet, from chicken recipes to a marriage partner. But even though there’s a wide range of tools online, how can you determine the best tool for your specific needs? For this reason, Susan and I decided to compile some of our favorite online tools for chess, investing, and for life in general into an e-book, The Grandmaster’s Toolbox: Susan and Doug’s favorite, free (most of them), can’t-live-without tools. The book is full of our favorite online tools that we use every day (and multiple times a day) to streamline our busy lives. Try our favorite online tools for success and see if they work for you. We hope that you enjoy these apps and online tools as much as we do! Let us know if you have a favorite tool we should try! To get your copy, fill out the form below. If you can’t see the form, click here.    Douglas Goldstein, co-author of Rich As A King: How the Wisdom of Chess Can Make You A Grandmaster of Investing, is an avid chess fan, international investment advisor and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). (He keeps two hammers, not shoes, in his toolbox). If you aren’t already signed up to receive our newest blogs by email, sign up... Click for more
Read This Now, If You Missed It the First Time Around

Read This Now, If You Missed It the First Time Around

The results are in – these are your favorite posts from 2015! Just finished analyzing the 2015 stats, wanted to make sure that you caught the most popular blogposts: My Favorite Magnus Carlsen Quote– Carlsen talks about the importance of intuition. But there is a delicate balance between needing to rely on intuition and analysis. Read more to determine when you should apply which skill to the situation at hand. How to Talk to Kids About Money – Money is like sex. If you don’t actively teach your kids the right facts, they’ll pick up all sorts of information on the street. Read more to learn the best ways to teach your kids about money. Five Easy Tactics to Organize Your Estate – Ironically, there are many parallels between organizing your end game (your estate) and to organizing a proper chess opening. Read more to learn how to strategically place your pieces in estate planning. If you prefer listening to podcasts, make sure you listen to our most downloaded podcasts: Our very first episode, How the Wisdom of Chess Can Make You a Grandmaster of Investing – In 12 minutes, find out how disruptive technology affects the markets and life in general A Clear Explanation of the ETF and other international acronyms – Take 6 minutes to learn what the concepts behind investment related acronyms and abbreviations. How to Create Habits That Really Stick – 6 minutes can give you the much needed boost to change your habits for the better. And your favorite page on our site? Of course, the “buy” page got lots of hits. But second... Click for more