How To Solve America’s $100 Trillion Problem Of Wealth Inequality

My Comments: Wealth inequality has become an existential threat to the future of American society. The chaos in Washington, indeed the election of trump to ‘drain the swamp’, is an evolving extension of this problem. If the problem has a solution, it’s going to take many years, perhaps generations, to see us return to the …

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6 Facts About Bonds You Need to Understand

My Comments: When you buy bonds, someone now owes you money. When you buy stocks, you now own part of a commercial enterprise, if not all of it. But this is about bonds. If you lend money to your kids, and expect them to pay you back, you may or may not charge them for …

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This May be Why Americans Are So Bad at Saving for Retirement

My Comments: This problem is not going to get fixed any time soon. And not in time for most of the baby boomers looking at retirement in the next few years. Alternative solutions will have to appear if society is unwilling to find ways to help the elderly survive, if not thrive. If you are …

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Why Traditional Retirement Advice Could Leave You Broke

My Comments: I’ve now posted almost 1900 blog posts on this site since I started in 2011. Everyone of them, until now, has required you to read a sometimes lengthy article on some topic. This one is a video that impressed me with it’s relevance. I think it’s worth another 7 minutes of your day. …

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What The Charts Say About A Possible 90% Drop In The Stock Market

My Comments: I don’t believe we’re going to see a 90% drop in the stock market. Period. What I do believe is that the longer we wait for the next crash, the deeper it’s going to be. If you have money somewhere that you plan to use for your retirement, you need to be very …

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This Critical Part Of Retirement Takes Years Of Planning & Investment, And It’s Not Money

My Comments: Most articles about retirement focus on money. Or how to avoid not having any. For millions of Americans, that’s the number one fear as the years roll by. What’s described here is both tragic in one sense and perhaps avoidable in another. And for each, there’s an underlying message to be learned by …

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The Average Cost of Healthcare in 21 Different Countries

My Comments: We claim to be a rich and sophisticated country. We agree we have exceptional health care, just that it costs a lot of money. We also like to think our life expectancy reflects our sophistication when it come to health care. I’ve written before that there are five principal stakeholders in our health …

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