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The Financial Resource Network - Israel (FIRN) is an exclusive group of financial service professionals working together to meet the unique needs of multi-national citizens (and businesses) living and working in Israel. Through our offices in Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh, our advisors have been serving individuals, families and businesses in Israel for over 15 years. FIRN uses a holistic financial planning approach to address our clients' total financial needs, including: setting financial goals, tax planning, investment and wealth management, retirement and estate planning, and charitable giving. Budgeting often is a significant part of the package. FIRN's particular expertise is in rebalancing finances that are located in several countries and tax jurisdictions.

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FIRN works differently from virtually ail other financial service providers, particularly in Israel.

The Financial Resource Network - Israel (FIRN) is an exclusive group of financial service professionals working together to meet the unique needs of multi-national citizens (and businesses) living and working in Israel. Through our offices in Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh, our advisors have been serving individuals, families and businesses in Israel for over 15 years. FIRN uses a holistic financial planning approach to address our clients' total financial needs, including: setting financial goals, tax planning, investment and wealth management, retirement and estate planning, and charitable giving. Budgeting often is a significant part of the package. FIRN's particular expertise is in rebalancing finances that are located in several countries and tax jurisdictions.

Use the form to the right to contact the FiRN Librarian, Karen Poll, Librarian@IsReNet.com, to receive any item you would like to receive. Copy the item number into the text area of the message to receive your copy from our library.

This page contains our most recent articles, begining in 2011. articles collected until the end of 2012.
For older collection return to Library #1
For more recent materials go to Library #3 (2013)

All items are free and are designed to make you a better informed client.

SUBJECTS

The library is divided up; into a number of major subjects.  To find the material for any given subject, press its name in the list below.  This will take you to the items in that category.  Several categories have sub categories.  Each category has its titles given in alphabetical order. 

The Financial Resource Network also provides a one-time free counseling service. Call  972-2-622-3065 for help.

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Advisors & Advice
Banking & related structures
Bonds & Debt investing
Budgeting & family finances related:
Business related
Children, adolescents - financially related issues
Commodity related investing
Currencies
Economic predictions & analysis:
Employment related issues:
Equity, Bond and traditional Funds
FiRN literature - French
FiRN Literature & Forms
Hedge, Alternative, Structured products:
Helpful info - non-investment
Home-buying renting mortgages & RE investing
IFA practice management

Insurance related
Investing - Basic concepts
Investment Timing, Asset Allocation related:
Israel Investing
Israel Taxes & related issues:
Managers of Investment Managers
Offshore investing, structures, etc..
Precious metals  collectibles
Real Estate investing
Retirement Planning:
Scam & theft related
Stocks-Shares Investing
Taxes - other jurisdictions
UK taxes, investing, retirement planning
USA - taxes, social security, etc.
Wills - Trusts - Estate Planning

Advisors & Advice                            Return to Topics List
          
Is Your Banking/Investment Firm Problematic? (Mark Van Gelderen), `11-11  #327
If you are worried about continuing with your current bank or investment house, you may find this
article helpful.
November `11; 2 pp. (request PDF 327)

Taking Control in Uncertain Times (NAPFA), `11-10 #326
List of Topics: Financial Planning at My Age, Financial Fiascos Every Young Couple with Debts Should Avoid, What Are the Experts Saying, Social Security's Online Benefits Estimating Tool, What Financial Planning Can Do For You.
October `11 ; 6 pp. (request PDF 326)

The Evolution of an Investor (Conde Nast) `07-12  #332
Profile of Blaine Lourd. "Blaine Lourd got rich picking stocks, but then he realized that everything he thought he knew about the markets was wrong. And he's not alone."
December`07; 11 pp. (request PDF 332)


Banking  and Related Structures
             
Return to Topics List
 
Is Your Banking/Investment Firm Problematic? (Mark Van Gelderen), `11-11  #327
If you are worried about continuing with your current bank or investment house, you may find this
article helpful.
November `11; 2 pp. (request PDF 327)

Some Mutual Fund Numbers Look Great, but for Whom? (New York Times) `08-04 #331
"The public stock markets are in the throes of one of the biggest and most egregious financial scandals in modern history, according to Louis Lowenstein. The scandal has little to do with highly publicized
abuses like market timing or insider trading. It is not directly related to the current credit and subprime mortgage crises. Instead, it involves the $10 trillion in life savings that 90 million individual investors in the United States have entrusted to mutual funds."
April `08 ; 3 pp. (request PDF 331)


Bonds and Debt Investing                  Return to Topics List


Budgeting and Family Finances Related       Return to Topics list

Taking Control in Uncertain Times (NAPFA), `11-10 #326
List of Topics: Financial Planning at My Age, Financial Fiascos Every Young Couple with Debts Should Avoid, What Are the Experts Saying, Social Security's Online Benefits Estimating Tool, What Financial Planning Can Do For You.
October `11 ; 6 pp. (request PDF 326)

Business Related      Return to Topics list


Children, Adolescents - Financially Related Issues      Return to Topics list


Commodity Related Investing                               Return to Topics list


Currencies                  Return to Topics list


Economic Predictions & Analysis:                Return to Topics list

25 Years of Conventional Wisdom, Down the Drain (New York Times) `09-01 #335
"Investors are taught that it's more important to look to the future than to fixate on the past. But after a year when the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index suffered its worst calendar loss since the Great Depression, it's understandable that investors want to know what went wrong with their portfolios."
January `09 ; 2 pp. (request PDF 335)

The Culture of Debt (New York Times) `08-07 #336
"On the front page of Sunday's Times, Gretchen Morgenson described Diane McLeod's spiral into indebtedness, and now a debate has erupted over who is to blame."
July `08 ; 2 pp. (request PDF 336)

Imbalances of Power (New York Times) `08-05 #334
"It is hard to remember a time when more shifts in the global balance of power are happening at once with so few in America's favor."
May `08; 5 pp. (request PDF 334)


Employment Related Issues:     Return to Topics list


Equity, Bond and Traditional Funds:         Return to Topics list

Some Mutual Fund Numbers Look Great, but for Whom? (New York Times) `08-04 #331
"The public stock markets are in the throes of one of the biggest and most egregious financial scandals in modern history, according to Louis Lowenstein. The scandal has little to do with highly publicized
abuses like market timing or insider trading. It is not directly related to the current credit and subprime mortgage crises. Instead, it involves the $10 trillion in life savings that 90 million individual investors in the United States have entrusted to mutual funds."
April `08 ; 3 pp. (request PDF 331)


FiRN Literature - French       Return to Topics list

FiRN Literature & Forms        Return to Topics list


Hedge, Alternative, Structured Products:       Return to Topics list


Helpful Info - Non-investment         Return to Topics list



Home-buying Renting Mortgages & RE investing         Return to Topics list


IFA Practice Management               Return to Topics list


Insurance Related                   Return to Topics list


Investing - Basic Concepts & Principles             Return to Topics list


Investment Timing, Asset Allocation Related:        Return to Topics list


Israel Investing                   Return to Topics list
 

Israel Taxes & related issues:                Return to Topics list



Managers of Investment Managers        Return to Topics list



Offshore Investing, Structures, etc:                   Return to Topics list



Precious Metals  Collectibles               Return to Topics list

Finding Comfort (and New Friends) in Gold, (New York Times) `06-05 #325
"James E. Sinclair says he loves gold. And with gold prices on the rise, Wall Street is taking notice, too."
May `06 ; 6 pp. (request PDF 325)



Real Estate Investing               Return to Topics list


Retirement Planning:           Return to Topics list

Taking Control in Uncertain Times (NAPFA), `11-10 #326
List of Topics: Financial Planning at My Age, Financial Fiascos Every Young Couple with Debts Should Avoid, What Are the Experts Saying, Social Security's Online Benefits Estimating Tool, What Financial Planning Can Do For You.
October `11 ; 6 pp. (request PDF 326)


Scam & Theft Related         Return to Topics list

Stocks-Shares Investing         Return to Topics list

25 Years of Conventional Wisdom, Down the Drain (New York Times) `09-01 #335
"Investors are taught that it's more important to look to the future than to fixate on the past. But after a year when the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index suffered its worst calendar loss since the Great Depression, it's understandable that investors want to know what went wrong with their portfolios."
January `09 ; 2 pp. (request PDF 335)

The Evolution of an Investor (Conde Nast) `07-12  #332
Profile of Blaine Lourd. "Blaine Lourd got rich picking stocks, but then he realized that everything he thought he knew about the markets was wrong. And he's not alone."
December`07; 11 pp. (request PDF 332)

Taxes - Other Jurisdictions           Return to Topics list

UK Taxes, Investing, Retirement Planning:        Return to Topics list


USA - Taxes, Social Security, etc.        Return to Topics list

Taking Control in Uncertain Times (NAPFA), `11-10 #326
List of Topics: Financial Planning at My Age, Financial Fiascos Every Young Couple with Debts Should Avoid, What Are the Experts Saying, Social Security's Online Benefits Estimating Tool, What Financial Planning Can Do For You.
October `11 ; 6 pp. (request PDF 326)


Wills - Trusts - Estate Planning   Return to Topics list


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