There is much happening in my world. As you might have gathered from the subject line, I have been quite busy. However, despite evacuating Florida last week and Hurricane Irma making landfall in Southwest Florida very close to my home (Thank you God for my abode being intact), my business is still running, for which I am giving myself a proverbial pat on the back. As I write this, my neighborhood has no potable water, insufficient sewage, no power, spotty cell service, limited gasoline and food supplies and debris strewn about.  Paradise will return to Naples soon!  Irmaggedon will not keep us down!

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Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

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(an excerpt from the book UP! by Ann Babiarz ©2017 all rights reserved)

An investing plan is a complete set of rules that covers every aspect of your trading and investing life. Many amateur traders and investors do not have any sort of plan and they enter the markets with little regard to their risk and profit objectives. Comprehensive risk and money management strategies lie at the heart of all good investing plans. From a good investing plan comes solid fine-tuned habits. Keep in mind, bad habits are easy to create and difficult to live with. Good habits are difficult to create and easy to live with. A solid investing plan will help you create and sustain good habits.

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This is a chapter from CHAOS- The Manual Protect Yourself and Your ASSETS from Chaos by Michael A. Babiarz, JD & Ann M. Babiarz.

Tis always the season for CHAOS.  Here are a few tips and pointers for you if it happens strike you.


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To Worry or Not to Worry; That is the Question

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We urge you to worry.

Global warming or that funny looking mole on your shoulder? Terror plots to blow up the next flight you are on, or yet another loss by your favorite baseball team? Trillions of dollars in federal debt or your five grand credit card balance?

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