Investment Advisor February 2010

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  • Starting Early

    Ask a group of 10-year-olds what they want to do when they grow up and you're likely to get answers like, "Play in the NBA,"...

  • Our Panel of Experts' Projections for 2010

    Every January, just after the turn of the New Year, Investment Advisor's editors pick the brains of our Asset Allocation panelists, asking for their projections...

  • About the Advisor

    Bennett Marks Founder/President/CIO Marks Group Wealth Management 4350 Baker Road, Suite 245 Minnetonka, MN 55343 Phone: 952-582-6100 E-mail: ben.marks@marksgroup.com Web site: http://marksgroup.com/ Year firm founded: 2008 Number of advisors in firm: 4 (plus client...

  • What the Rankings Mean

    The ETF rankings provided in this article (Overweight, Marketweight, Underweight) are based on a proprietary S&P methodology that incorporates an assessment of the ETF's underlying...

  • So You Want to Have a Profession?

    Bob Clark not-so-humbly presents the following five standards--almost an oath!--that will clearly and unambiguously define a new profession of Independent Financial Advisors. Standard One: I have...

  • Forgive Us Our Imperfections

    For a deeper understanding of how to move past lapses in progress toward a better self, I recommend these excellent books. On forgiveness: Radical Acceptance: Embracing...

  • A Self-Defeating Mentality

    When it comes to building a rational bonus plan for employees, the irrationality of performance-based plans became clear during the 2008-2009 markets and economic crisis....

  • Beware Green Investment Scams

    Green energy offers opportunities for new jobs and investments. Unfortunately, the green energy field has also attracted individuals with less than honorable intentions. On January 6,...

  • Older and Online

    From November 2004 until November 2009, the number of people over 65 years old who actively used the Internet jumped by 55%, according to a...