In addition to writing for the Investopedia, Douglas Rice educates individuals about financial matters in a variety of ways. For those interested in learning more from Rice, start with his blog, Taking Risks and Reaping Rewards, which uses current events to teach underlying financial concepts. It's part of the Forbes.com Business and Finance Blog Network.
Beyond that, more information about his books, seminars and other services can be found at his personal website www.douglasrice.com. There you can collect your free copy of one of his books, "Reflections on Conventional Wisdom" (2007). This small book quips famous quotes to provide insight into various financial matters. It provides solid, unbiased, objective views about money and other such matters.
Rice's most recent book, "Create Your Own Personal Financial Plan: A Step-By-Step Method to Organize, Plan, and Manage Your Personal Affairs", has expanded into a one-day seminar that leads individuals and couples thorough the process of creating their own personal financial plans using their own situations and financial data. This results in a more realistic view of their situation, and provides the tools they need to modify and update it going forward. The seminar has received rave reviews from all participants and will be available online soonthrough the Institute of Financial Planning Education.
In addition to writing and seminars, Rice enjoys speaking about money and business topics. He has spoken in 49 states and over 20 foreign countries on various topics. His keynote speech, Money Doesn't Come with Instructions, takes a light-hearted and humorous look at our money foibles and then makes solid suggestions for making better personal financial decisions.
Rice received his Doctorate in Business Administration concentrated in finance from Golden Gate University in San Francisco when he completed his dissertation entitled, Risk Tolerance Measurement - Toward a Uniform Solution. That work found that the way in which risk tolerance is measured, and therefore the way individual asset allocations are derived, has significant flaws which vary from firm to firm. Then it proposes a more uniform measure which, if adopted, would provide a foundation for asset allocation decisions without the bias and errors present in existing instruments.
Rice also holds a bachelor's and master's degree in science and in business administration, and he remains at Golden Gate, teaching a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses in economics, finance and financial planning. Rice completed his CFP certification and Series 65 licensee and is a Registered Investment Advisor.
Outside of work, Rice loves his wife, Brenda, and golden retriever, Buddy. His main hobby is trying to put more laughs into his life and in the lives of those around him. Other hobbies include overcoming very independent-minded golf balls that often decide to go in directions other than where originally intended when first struck.