William Cowie

William Cowie

Staff Writer

William Cowie spent 30 years in senior management (CFO/CEO) before retiring. He has a bachelor's, a master's, and a partial doctorate in management and strategy. Author of the forthcoming book "The Four Seasons of the Economy," William also assists medium-sized businesses in the use of the Four Season Strategy to help them capitalize on economic cycles. He runs two blogs: Bite the Bullet Investing (investing) and Drop Dead Money (the economy) and writes for several other blogs in addition.

Recent Posts
What you didn’t know about the RV retirement lifestyle
This article is by staff writer William Cowie.

The era of spending unending retirement days on a golf course in plaid pants and interminable games of bridge with the blue-rinse set seem to be on the wane. Younger people are looking for more adventure, with more activity … and lower costs. Few strategies deliver like (of all things) the recreational vehicle (RV) retirement lifestyle. A few years ago, my wife and I got a…

Hidden advantages of savings accounts
This article is by staff writer William Cowie.

Savings accounts? Are you crazy? Boo, hiss. These days, savings accounts are only used as joke fodder for late-night comedians. Take the mom who wants to teach her kids the value of prudent financial management, for example: For little Bobby’s eighth birthday, his mother takes him down to the local credit union to open a savings account. Figuring that all the grownups in his life would pour…

Life decisions that secure your retirement
This article is by staff writer William Cowie.

You’ve seen them before: 10 mistakes that could ruin your retirement, 6 things to avoid, and so on. But … I don’t know if you’ve noticed that many of those lists are copies of each other. Make no mistake: Common sense is common sense, and there’s only so many ways to catalog it. The common sense behind any successful savings or investment plan? Rhythm, or doing…