Build an Income-Producing Portfolio

My Comments: I’m increasingly reluctant to suggest what anyone should do with their money. But this article is consistent with what I’m doing with mine. The single most dramatic question when thinking about retirement is ‘Will I have enough money?’. It resonates with almost everyone sooner or later. With so many of us living longer …

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Don’t Be Shocked If Trump’s Economy Goes the Way of Bush’s

My Comments: We can all agree the economics is hard on your brain. There are so many variable and so few constants that talking about it is similar to describing the behavior of cats. Last week I attended a local economic summit where the featured speaker was Brent Meyer, an associate policy advisor and economist …

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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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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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Should We Retire ‘Retirement’?

My Comments: Until recently, I always envisioned retirement as a date in time when I left the work force and became ‘retired’. That probably meant that I was no longer working for money and instead using whatever credits or savings I’d accumulated to pay my bills. Only for many of us, it hasn’t worked out …

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Will Social Security Be Around for Your Grandchildren?

My Comments: Maybe. But without some changes, what they get may be very different from what folks are getting today. I’ve written several times about how to fix the system without pushing the economy into chaos. Just know that the longer the wait until changes are made, the more disruptive it will be for everyone. …

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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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