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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Top Ten Trusts – 1 thru 3

First, I AM NOT AN ATTORNEY. DO NOT RELY ON ME FOR LEGAL ADVICE! However, I have been a financial planner for a long time and do know something about the relevance of trusts and how they might be used in a financial planning context. I decided to talk about this today ( and on …

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Re-inventing Retirement Planning

Successful Retirement Secrets, the online course I’ve created is billed as a “new way to think about and plan for retirement”. It’s targeted at the Gen-X and millennial generations since it takes more than a few years of effort if you want to arrive at retirement and be ready for it. First off, the idea …

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When the Next Recession Hits, 4 Good Things Could Happen

My Comments: Are you ready for a little positive thinking? Frankly, I’m long since sick and tired of hearing only negative stuff about life in the US today. Not that there isn’t a lot of negative stuff, just that I’m tired of hearing about it. Some of that is due to the fact that we’ve …

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The New Normal for Retirement: There Isn’t One

I grew up thinking I’d retire when I reached 65. That was in 2006. For a lot of reasons, here I am in 2019 calling myself semi-retired and working about 30 hours each week. Yes, I no longer have to put on a coat and tie and wander around town looking for new clients. And …

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