Articles from Mark Ford, The Palm Beach Letter

Great Expectations: Do They Help Or Hurt?

Great Expectations: Do They Help Or Hurt?

Aim high! Reach for the stars! Shoot for the moon! In other words, THINK BIG! That’s the message we get time and time again from motivational speakers. And I get it. In business, it certainly makes sense when you are in the very... read more »

 

How To Live Without The Worry Of Inflation

How To Live Without The Worry Of Inflation

Let’s talk about “inflation”–one of the best-known but least-understood economic terms in common parlance. Technically, inflation is “a rise in the general level of prices of goods and services in an economy over... read more »

 

The Cost Of Possession: Introducing A New Concept In Financial Planning

The Cost Of Possession: Introducing A New Concept In Financial Planning

In the mid-1980s, a few years after I “decided to get rich,” I bought my dream house. It was a 4,000-square-foot chateau-styled, custom-built, five-bedroom home in a very nice gated neighborhood called Les Jardins in Boca Raton, Fla. The... read more »

 

The Biggest Mistake You’ll Make When You Retire

The Biggest Mistake You’ll Make When You Retire

I consider myself to be an expert of sorts on retirement. Not because I’ve studied the subject, but because I’ve retired three times. Yes, I’m a three-time failure at retiring. But I’ve learned from my mistakes. Today,... read more »