Top Ten Trusts – 7 thru 10

Please note: I AM NOT AN ATTORNEY. DO NOT RELY ON ME FOR LEGAL ADVICE! This is the last installment of Top Ten Trusts. And a reminder there are dozens more than ten but these are the ones I've talked about with attorneys who have advised my clients over the years. Some of these trusts …

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3 Social Security Realities You Need to Face

My Comments: Despite it being criticized back in the 1930’s as a Socialist enterprise, Social Security today is a fundamental staple of the financial world we Americans take for granted. It’s so fundamental that for those of us who receive Social Security retirement benefits, few could sustain our existing standard of living without experiencing severe …

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Recession? What recession?

It’s entirely possible, but not probable, that as long as I live I’ll never again experience another recession. Your first questions, if you’re curious about my meaning, is “How long will you stay alive?” Last Wednesday, my daily post was entitled Will There Be A Recession Soon? Your second question might be “What’s the definition …

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Food Wars

My Comments: I wrote recently about Climate Change and Retirement. In it I referenced the thinking of a Thomas P. M. Barnett, a writer of note who talks about how the 21st Century will be marked as having major armed conflicts caused by lack of food. And here today I read an article about how …

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Top Ten Trusts – 4 thru 6

First, I AM NOT AN ATTORNEY. DO NOT RELY ON ME FOR LEGAL ADVICE! Last Friday, I gave you trusts #1 thru #3 of the Top Ten Trusts. my purpose here is to give you a layman's summary of trusts you might use as you plan your financial life into the future. There are many …

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You Can’t Train A Great White Shark – Or Control Global Trade

My Comments: Economics is a complex and confusing discipline. It takes years of study to begin to understand the dynamics involved, much less fully understand how it all works. If you read my posts, you know that I have little respect for those in Washington, DC who attempt to manipulate the variables associated with free …

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Will There Be A Recession Soon?

My Comments: Having been around for a few years, I can tell you without question that while the good times come to an end, so do the bad. And vice versa. We’re now ten years plus into an economic expansion which can be translated to read good times. When and if it reverses, and I …

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