CEO & Owner
Paul Mladjenovic is a CFP, national seminar leader, author and consultant. Since 1981, his specialties have been investing, financial planning and home business issues. During those 30-plus years, he has helped thousands of students and readers build wealth through his nationwide seminars, workshops, conferences and coaching program.
Paul has written Stock Investing For Dummies (all five editions), High-Level Investing For Dummies, Zero-Cost Marketing, Precious Metals Investing For Dummies, the Job Hunter’s Encyclopedia and Micro-Entrepreneurship For Dummies. He has done many national seminars such as “The $50 Wealth-Builder,” “Ultra-Investing with Options” and the “Home Business Goldmine” among others. The full details on his (downloadable) financial & business start-up seminars are found at www.RavingCapitalist.com.
He has been interviewed or referenced by numerous media sources such as MarketWatch, Bloomberg, CNN, Futures Magazine, GoldSeek.com, Minyanville.com, FinancialSense.com, Kitco.com and many more.
Paul was born in a communist country (Yugoslavia) and he came to the United States in 1963. This is why he refers to himself as a ”Raving Capitalist.” This background helps him understand the “big picture” so that he can provide better guidance and forecasts for his clients, students and readers.
Since 2000, he has built a reputation as an accurate economics and market forecaster. Paul’s long record includes accurate forecasts for the Housing Bubble, Energy crisis, the “great recession,” the rise of precious metals and much more.
As a national speaker, Paul has done over 2,000 national seminars and workshops since 1983. He emphasizes a “two-pronged” approach to wealth-building. “Passive wealth-building” which means having your money work for you (with investing and financial strategies) and “Active wealth-building” strategies such as starting your own home business or other active business part-time activity.
BA, Communications, Seton Hall University
To invest implies a long-term commitment of your funds. If you have no income and a family, you need to decide how much of that $30,000 is necessary for current and prospective expenses. Please analyze your current expenses and set aside a portion of that lump-sum amount. If you still have investable funds available, then consider relatively stable, income producing ETFs. There are excellent ETFs that focus on dividend growth and others that focus on quality dividend companies in industries such as utilities and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). Many of these provide good dividends that can grow to meet or exceed the rate of inflation. Best wishes to you!