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TYCOON J. PAUL GETTY

How to get rich?  What’s the secret? By the 1960s, oil tycoon J. Paul Getty was the richest person in the world, so people were regularly asking him for advice on how to get rich.  In 1965 he answered by writing a book called, “HOW TO BE RICH”.  The title, as he expected, caused a…

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WANNA BE HAPPIER

Increasing our happiness is within our power.  Read “The How of Happiness” by Sonja Lyubomirsky.  It’s all about how we think and how we act. And, it has a lot to do with securing wealth.  Research shows that happy people earn more money and have more money. Sonja writes: “Working on how to become happier…

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COMPOUNDING

Time $ % Time, amount invested, or rate of return; which is most important for building wealth? Time invested.  Nothing beats the power of long-term compounding.  Just about anyone can grow wealth, if they will just start early. Be an investor, start now, be patient.  Here’s the message we should be getting to our young…

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3 WAYS TO SUCCESSFULLY MANAGE YOUR FINANCES

We’re just back from Orlando Florida where we attended the LEADERSHIP FORUM 2019 conference. Financial author and commentator Preet Banerjee was one of the many excellent speakers we listened to.  We’ve actually heard him speak before, and have read his book, but it’s always interesting to listen to him.  He succinctly sums up the three…

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WEALTH FOR LIFE

It’s been over a decade since the last financial/economic crisis.  Historically that’s a long time, so it’s easy to become complacent.  But wise investors remember the past.  Just consider: 1987 Black Monday; 1988 collapse of Long-Term Capital hedge fund; 1997 Asian currency crisis; 2000 bursting of the dot-com bubble; 2001/02 accounting scandals of Enron and…

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GRATITUDE & PEACE

Today is World Gratitude Day, and International Day of Peace. It’s a wonderful day to be grateful that, irrespective of the strain, stress and strife around us, peace is the North Star that shines in the human soul, drawing us to unity; we will get there!

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PEACE OF MIND

We can’t predict. Financial and economic ups and downs are impossible to predict.  Yet the media is full of predictions…mostly negative… especially these days, they daily predict recession and falling financial markets.  They don’t know, and they might be wrong.  We may have continued economic growth and rising financial markets. But we can prepare. Being…

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CONVERSATION

Conversation…there’s power in conversation.  It’s where our thoughts and feelings and goals and aspirations take shape; we transcend and transform in conversation. At BluestoneFinancial we want to offer conversations about securing wealth and enjoying well-being in multiple formats so that each client can engage in the ways they find most suitable. If you have never…

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TFSA

The Tax Free Savings Account, TFSA, is the best investment account. Just consider: tax free growth, tax free withdrawals, and tax free transfer to a named beneficiary; that’s great tax planning, great retirement planning and great estate planning. As it turns out, the TFSA is not the cash management/savings account it appeared to be in…

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BluestoneSeminar

Thank you so much to all who attended our Summer BluestoneSeminar. Summer is usually our smaller group but this year we had a wonderful roomful.  And we just love the way you all fill the room with warmth. We were glad to share some thoughts about “HOW TO BE RICH” and how we want to…

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