Next recession: Crash warning signs include ‘mother of all bubbles’

My Comments: If you’ve followed me at all, you know I’ve been talking for the last few years that the laws of economics have not changed. History tells us there are good times and there are bad times. For the past few years, we’ve seen good times. Sooner or later, we’re again going to see …

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Climate Change and Retirement, Part 2

By Tony Kendzior \ November 7, 2019 \ Gainesville, FL Part 1 appeared as a blog post on May 20, 2019. I wrote about how Florida, with an estimated 8,436 miles of coastline, is facing an existential threat from climate change. I was led to believe by experts that by 2050, a short 30 years …

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Americans Are Clueless About Social Security’s Filing Rules, Data Shows

My Comments: This article is only meaningful to those of you who haven’t yet filed for Social Security benefits or you filed but it was less than 12 months ago. Despite the fact that filing early more or less means you get a smaller check for a longer period of time, there are good reasons …

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How to Avoid Investment Fees

My Comments: The year 1698 saw the opening of the London Stock Exchange at a coffeehouse. Here in the US, it began under a buttonwood tree in New York as the New York Stock Exchange in 1792. Every day since then, stockbrokers have charged fees for their services on behalf of non-stockbrokers. In the roughly …

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5 Sources of Retirement Income That Aren’t Taxable

My Comments: I’ve long argued that one way to pay more taxes is with more money. That should not preclude, however, finding legitimate ways to pay less. Just remember there are penalties for evading taxes that far exceed any penalties for avoiding taxes. Also, you should keep in mind what appeared in my blog post …

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The Time Traveler’s Guide To Investing (Part 1)

My Comments: I’ve long appreciated the ideas expressed by Erik Conley. As a retired person, I’m increasingly sensitive to the passage of time and the ever shrinking financial resources my wife and I accumulated to pay for our ‘golden years’. I plan to be ready when he appears with Part II. In the meantime, there …

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Medicare for All Would Have Huge Benefits

My Comments: What follows is a profound commentary on the current state of health care in the US by Dr. Charles Hobson, a health care provider here in Gainesville. Additionally, my post dated last July 5, 2019 will add some insights into how we got to where we are today. I find it ironic that …

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