Roland Manarin

Roland Manarin is former president and founder of Manarin Investment Counsel, an investment advisory firm based in Omaha, Neb. that served clients across the country for more than 30 years. He was also a portfolio manager of the Lifetime Achievement Fund (LFTAX) and the author of Manarin On Money, a 2008 book about money and investing.

For more than three decades, Roland taught a free, three-part monthly seminar series on personal finance, economics, and the investment markets. His weekly radio show, It’s Your Money, aired every Sunday morning on Omaha radio stations since 1986.

Throughout his career, Roland has been interviewed by several media outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, Barron’s, CNBC, SmartMoney, Bloomberg TV, Fox Business, and In 2004 and 2007 – 2009, Barron’s singled out Roland as one of the nation’s top financial advisors.

Roland has spent most of his life in Omaha after leaving his home in northern Italy at the age of 10 to find a new home with his family in America. Roland is fluent in Italian and German and his hobbies include traveling, reading, car racing, and flying as a private pilot.

Latest Posts by Roland Manarin

The Commencement Speech You Need to Hear

March 21, 2018, by Roland Manarin

“The aim of public education is not to fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence … nothing could be further from the truth.” “In college you developed a group mentality, but if you look closely at your diplomas you will see that they have your individual names on them ……

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The Bull Market: 9 Years and Counting

March 16, 2018, by Roland Manarin

Nine years ago, the stock market hit bottom. It happened on March 9, 2009, the day the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) was forced to change their overly strict Mark-to-Market accounting rules. These rules were forcing banks to write down assets to illiquid, untraded market prices. This was destroying capital and the banking system. “Once…

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Dear Celebrities: No One Cares What You Think

March 8, 2018, by Roland Manarin

We learn the lyrics to their songs, and watch their movies and TV shows until we know them by heart. So it’s easy to understand why celebrities believe we care what they think. But as Candace Owens, Director of Urban Development for Turning Point USA, says in this biting and hilarious video published by PragerU,…

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A Little Gun History

March 2, 2018, by Roland Manarin

As the debate over gun control in America continues, I thought I would pass along an interesting article about how implementing gun control has affected violence and freedom in other countries. The Soviet Union established gun control in 1929. The article states that from then until 1953, “about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves,…

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Ron Paul: Guns are Deeper Than Politics

February 23, 2018, by Roland Manarin

The horrible school shooting that took place in Parkland, Florida, last week has sparked lots of discussion over guns – who should have them, who shouldn’t have them and what our laws in America should be about guns in general. But Ron Paul writes in a recent article that many politicians are missing key issues…

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All You Need to Know About Bitcoin

February 20, 2018, by Roland Manarin

We’ve all been hearing quite a bit about Bitcoin lately. But at the end of the day, how many people actually understand what it is and how it works? I thought this skit, which recently aired as a Bitcoin “commercial” on Saturday Night Live,” was on point with it’s commentary about the digital currency and…

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