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
How to take your first steps investing
This article is by staff writer William Cowie.

In the recent post regarding the¬†survey of how people invest, the most glaring observation was that over 70 percent of respondents who have yet to experience a recession do not invest at all. Since the survey didn’t record the ages of respondents, it is fair to conclude that those who had not yet experienced a recession would be aged in their mid-twenties. Why doesn’t this group…

What is your investment strategy?
This article is by staff writer William Cowie.

Get Rich Slowly conducted an online survey of about 2,000 randomly selected individuals on the subject of investing recently, and I found the insights from the results quite interesting. Some of the highlights of the findings of the survey are: 1. Over 40 percent of all respondents do not invest at all at the present moment. 2. Despite investing being more advantageous to the young, the…

How does a strong dollar affect you?
This article is by staff writer William Cowie.

You have probably heard it before: At the end of yet another melancholy rant about how bad things are in America, someone inevitably adds “… and then the dollar is so weak, too.” Well, lament no longer because the dollar recently reached a seven-year high. How is the dollar measured? The U.S. dollar is used to measure so many things. The gold price is quoted around…