Entries by Alfred King

Underdogs Win Too!

Just about everyone loves a good comeback story or a feel good story. We love the drama. We tend to get energized when we hear about a person or a team that was outmatched, undersized, or even counted out, pull off a surprising victory. Psychologists say, “We often associate ourselves with the underdog because sometimes […]

4 Things to Know Before Investing in Cryptocurrency 

Have you ever traveled in a different country? One of the first things you probably did was visit a bank and exchange your money for the local currency. A Benjamin can buy you a nice dinner in the States, but if you want to enjoy fine dining in Italy, then you’ll need some euros! Investing […]

Curbing the Christmas Compulsion

I don’t know of many people who don’t love Christmas time. This time of year, believers remember the birth of our Savior and celebrate by giving gifts to others, just like the wise men brought gifts of frankincense, mirth, and gold to baby Jesus. And non-believers….hmmm….well, I don’t know why non-believers celebrate Christmas, but I […]

PLANNING FOR COLLEGE WHILE YOU’RE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL

All right, if you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know that I’m passionate about a couple of things. Number one, I’m passionate about helping young people start on the right foot with money—and in life. I’m also passionate about tackling anything that leads young people to make terrible choices with their money. […]

WHY SHOULD I INVEST 15% OF MY INCOME FOR RETIREMENT?

Nowadays, everyone seems to be an expert on investing. How much you should invest, where to put your money, and when to get out before the value drops. So, who do you believe? What are the right answers? Why does this stuff seem so difficult? I understand how you feel. The financial industry makes investing […]

4 LESSONS FROM MY MILLION-DOLLAR INVESTING MISTAKE

  I’ve done my share of stupid things. That’s one of the reasons I’m so passionate about helping people. I want them to avoid mistakes and poor decisions that could trip them up as they build wealth for the future. And let’s be honest—there are a lot of ways you can set yourself back five or 10 […]

WHAT IS KEEPING THE MIDDLE CLASS FROM BECOMING MILLIONAIRES?

Middle-Class Millionaire. No, that’s not a typo. And it’s not a myth or a fairy tale. A middle-class millionaire is a real thing—or, rather, a real person just like you and me. Despite what you’ve seen on the news or social media, middle-class people can become millionaires. In fact, anyone can—yes, even you. I have […]

3 MILLIONAIRE MYTHS THAT KEEP YOU FROM BUILDING WEALTH

Written by Chris Hogan from ChrisHogan360.com     Somehow, our culture has come to believe some myths about millionaires that just aren’t true. We’ve been fed a lie and swallowed it like cotton candy at the county fair. And that makes me mad. Why? Because I want you to reach your financial goals. And if […]

Managing Your Money

Managing Your Money.  That is the title of an empowerment session the Legacy Group offered on a Wednesday night before bible study.  As I was pondering the title, I had a revelation about its meaning.  Obviously, this is a lesson of financial stewardship, but there is more.  Let me share. The first word in the […]

Between The Red Lines

Although I am typing this session of Money Matters on a laptop in the Denver airport, I grew up in an era when this was not always as practical as it is now.  When I was in high school, my English assignments were not typed, but they were written out on notebook paper (yeah, we […]