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

Elon Musk on Artificial Intelligence

July 17, 2019, by Roland Manarin

The famous South African-born technology entrepreneur, investor and engineer Elon Musk has spoken frequently about the dangers of artificial intelligence. He was quoted in a 2014 interview at the MIT AeroAstro Centennial Symposium as saying it was humanity’s “largest existential threat” and suggested regulatory oversight at the national and international level. In a 2018 interview…

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A Must-View

July 15, 2019, by Roland Manarin

Every so often we all need a reminder of the magic that can come from the little moments in life. A friend recently forwarded me a video that captures some of these precious moments, like when a butterfly lands on a dog’s nose, when a dog chases a squirrel up a tree, or when a…

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Who Controls All of Our Money?

July 1, 2019, by Roland Manarin

Money basically controls our lives. It determines what we are able to do, what we are able to buy and how we spend hours of each day, among other things. But very few people ask the question: where does money actually come from? A video published on ColdFusion TV answers that question with a deep…

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The End of China Inc.?

June 6, 2019, by Roland Manarin

China’s government leaders have touted their progress in transforming the country into a “modern nation” over the past few decades by enabling individuals, state-owned companies and municipalities to take massive loans to chase the “Chinese dream.” Today, however, it appears to be payback time, according to a video on, produced by Al Jazeera English….

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Yosemite National Park – A Natural Wonder

April 29, 2019, by Roland Manarin

With spring finally upon us, we’re all starting to notice the beauty of nature and the outdoors more and more. In this spirit, I thought I’d share a film that compiles several beautiful images of Yosemite National Park, titled Yosemite HD II. The images in the film were captured by photographers Colin Delehanty and Sheldon…

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Finland: Government Collapses Over Universal Healthcare Costs

April 24, 2019, by Roland Manarin

For years, American socialists have described Finland’s government as the “ideal” because everything is “happy” and “free.” However, an article posted last month on the Washington Free Beacon’s website warns us that the recent collapse of Finland’s government should be a lesson to us all. The article reports that the government collapsed due to the…

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