After three decades on Wall Street, Bill Schmick knows the global financial markets better than most. As a portfolio manager for Berkshire Money Management in Pittsfield, Mass., he manages the life savings of hundreds of local tri-state residents through the ups and downs of the markets. The only thing he loves more than finance and investment is writing about them.

Each week Bill brings his experience to bear on what is really going on behind the world's business headlines. He interprets the world of Wall Street, translating complex ideas and concepts into simple English that readers on Main Street can understand. He addresses topics that range from the future directions of the markets to trends in retirement, economics and local topics that will connect you to your money and help you save toward retirement.

"There's too much misinformation, needless jargon and just plain lies thrown around in this business," says Schmick, who lives in both New York and Massachusetts with his wife, Barbara, and their Labrador retriever, Titus. He spends most of his free time snow boarding, kayaking and hiking in the mountains of Vermont

"I try to cut through the BS for my clients and my readers because there aren't a lot of writers doing. Part of the problem is their lack of hands on experience. How many journalists have actually worked on Wall Street for 30 years?"

Schmick, a former Marine who served two tours in Vietnam, is a Fulbright Fellow who holds an MBA from New York University and a certificate in Financial Planning from Kaplan University. He can be reached via e-mail at Bill@afewdollarsmore.com or by toll free telephone at 888-232-6072.

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