I hope you had a safe and happy New Year! As we start off 2012, many of us will have several personal as well as professional goals for the months ahead. I’m going to begin the New Year for this blog with a couple of series of posts that explore some of the basic principles of investing and financial education. Hopefully some of the topics we explore will provoke you to explore your own priorities as well as give you a more solid foundation to investing. Enjoy!