The Psychology Behind Avoidance Coping

The fear of bad news often prevents us from sustaining healthy lives. We cancel our dentist appointments the day before so we don’t have to hear if we’ve acquired new cavities. We avoid stepping on the scale so we don’t have to acknowledge the extra piece of birthday cake we somehow “misplaced.” And some of … Continue reading The Psychology Behind Avoidance Coping

The Cultural Shift from Bargain Hunting to Buying Things that Last

We’ve all thrown away the cheap frying pan and the broken umbrella that initially seemed like a great deal in the store. Whether it was the buy-one-get-one-free, the red price on the tag, or the pressure of a friend telling us “it’s only $10,” somehow we’ve all been maneuvered into buying things that break, wear, … Continue reading The Cultural Shift from Bargain Hunting to Buying Things that Last

Florida Family Finds Buried Treasure from 1715 Sunken Spanish Fleets

A Florida family announced they recovered $1 million worth of sunken treasure from the Spanish treasure fleet’s shipwrecks off the coast of Florida. Today also marks the 300th anniversary of the shipwrecks. The Schmitt family kept their findings a secret for nearly a month from the public, but finally held a press-conference to announce their … Continue reading Florida Family Finds Buried Treasure from 1715 Sunken Spanish Fleets

Reaching Retirement Security Can Be Easier Than We Think

No one ever said saving for retirement was easy. In fact, there is a lot of information circulating about the potential worries people have when it comes to saving for retirement and then actually retiring. The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College estimates that 53 percent of households are at risk of not being … Continue reading Reaching Retirement Security Can Be Easier Than We Think

Gold: Three Positive Opportunities

Wall Street typically enjoys belittling gold and gold mining stocks and thus the market can often be full of negative headlines. However, there are three positive processes currently occurring in the gold market that can demonstrate how things will begin to look up for gold. First: Central Bank buying In 2014, central banks bought 477.2 … Continue reading Gold: Three Positive Opportunities