A Radical, Redistributive Re-imagining of Capitalism?

My Comments: I recently had published in the local newspaper an article I wrote where I described myself as a Social Capitalist. It’s my effort to imply that I’m a capitalist with a social conscience. The challenge for society is to properly define the extent to which pure, unfettered capitalism can be modified to satisfy …

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How a Shifting Climate Is Transforming Florida

My Comments: I’ve lived my entire adult life in the State of Florida, far from the Keys, which is where this article by Rawaha Haile is focused. My part of Florida is very different. For one thing my house is 75 feet above sea level, it’s surrounded by large oak trees, there’s a cow pasture …

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Retiring in a down market can mean 2/3 less money for rest of your life…

My Comments: I’ve written about the risks of being alive. Not having enough money in retirement is one of them. This article, featuring comments by Jana Greer, CEO of American International Group, a multinational finance and insurance corporation, can be interpreted as a sales pitch that you may or may not respond to. For me, …

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How a 12-year Vanguard win streak makes it the ‘Amazon of wealth management’

My Comments: For the vast majority of us, mutual funds ( and sometimes ETFs) are the default financial tool when it comes to growing our money for the future. For about 100 years now, mutual funds have evolved and spread to become ubiquitous in the world of investing money. In my opinion, Vanguard, as a …

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Here’s what fees can do to your retirement if you don’t pay attention

My Comments: While this was apparently written for Canadians, I assure you it is equally valid for those of us in the States. What you can never forget is that not every financial advisor or company offering investment products have your best interest at heart. That’s not to say fees are evil, they are not. …

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These 5 charts prove that the economy does better under Democratic presidents

My Comments: I was favored recently by the publication in the Gainesville Sun of an article I wrote that referenced Donald Trump as an existential risk to the US. Because such articles are limited to 750 words or less, there was no reference by me to the historical performance of the economy under Republican or …

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You’ll Never Get ‘There’ When It Comes To Your Finances

My Comments: It really helps to sometimes see life from 50,000 feet. This article does that for me. We get caught up in the crisis of the moment, which happens all the time. And depending on our age, we focus on what we need to do today. My focus is helping people create a worry …

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