Eric Tyson, best-selling author of Personal Finance for Dummies and Investing for Dummies, economist and advisor, analyzes financial news and provides financial planning insights. Eric Tyson's got your back and is looking out for you!

Like FREE Content? Read this!

Using the News

Addressing worries about impending Federal Reserve rate increases due to stronger hiring
How have government deficits changed during the economic expansion since 2009?
Two years into his Presidency, Francois Hollande is changing course
Using an inside perspective to make the most of your financial decisions
A look at the state of the U.S. dollar, commodity prices and economy

Worth Reading/Watching

It's warns up to a year ahead and has a (far) better track record than most economists!
Few people think this governor has much chance of winning but his message is on target...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Marketing to Doctors (Free)
Recent studies shed light on what may be the optimal amount of exercise
A journalist examines measures of the economy, health and safety

The Straight Scoop

The past decade's severe declines have raised interest in and praising of market timing
Market timing sounds appealing but the numbers paint a daunting picture
Understanding competition, profitability and how companies price their services and products
Weighing your options when a financial advisor advocates selling your investments and moving money to their firm to manage
Weighing the costs and administrative hassles of your alternatives


Read More >>


Preferred Portfolios

What is the indicator and how reliable have its previous warnings proven?
Is there an ideal asset allocation for investing in stocks and bonds?
This managed allocation fund continues delivering robust returns with relatively modest risk
What criteria maximize your chances of selecting the future's top performing funds?
What's the reality that hedge fund investors experience and how does that stack up compared with fund investing.

Book/Research Summaries

Why do we have financial market bubbles and crashes? New research from the London School of Economics explains why and you can profit from the insights.
Use these tips to substantially boost your car’s fuel efficiency
How the Affordable Care Act is effecting corporate employment and corporate profits  
Can you make more money investing in them and how has the U.S.' ranking changed?
What is unusual about their demographics or background that could explain their high incomes?  (FREE)

Guru Watch

What to make of this New York Time's columnist's current and past predictions
Is Suze Orman qualified to be giving you financial advice and how good is her advice?
Evaluating Michael Lewis’ “Flash Boys” book and how you should trade stocks
Divergent views on why federal tax revenue is lagging and what should be done to address it
Bill O'Reilly agrees with Roubini on other fallout from high oil prices...are these pundits right?


Read More >>




Listen to Eric's Song

Paul Shaffer (below left) and his David Letterman Band recorded Eric's song which was written by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame song writer Jake Holmes.

Click to play Eric's song!

This song made possible by Eric's donation to