The 6 Best Vanguard Funds to Own in a Bear Market

My Comments: Much of my retirement money is at Vanguard. At some point I’m going to decide we’ve hit bottom and move it back into Vanguard growth funds or ETFs. But right now, if you have the courage of your convictions, here are five low cost funds that you can use. If you are still …

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5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Retirement

My Comments: Though written two years ago, the message here is increasingly relevant. Social Security is under attack by the Republican leadership in the Senate. Reasonable solutions to keep it viable and properly funded are readily available provided there is a political will to make that happen. My experience over the past 40 years in …

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If you’re in your 50s, you need to plan for long-term care right now

My Comments: "Who me? Nah, I’m good. I’m not going to become goofy or worry about someone helping me take my meds every morning. Or help me prepare my meals. Or help me in the shower…" (BTW, this image is of my mother who suffered from Alzheimers for 10 years after my father died.) by …

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A Retirement Plan for Workaholics – 5 Tips

My Comments: If you’re still a working stiff, the idea of eventual retirement crosses your mind from time to time. In years past, we thought of live as having two phases: childhood and adulthood. In childhood we are dependent on others and in adulthood we are dependent on ourselves. Adults worked until they died or …

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Maybe We Should Take Socialism Seriously

My Comments: To me, it’s both pathetic and amusing to hear political candidates rail against the idea of ‘socialism’ and declare it’s mankind’s greatest threat. Like so many of the ‘…isms” applied to economic models of all stripes, socialism is no more a threat to the health and welfare of any society than is capitalism …

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A Death Blow To An American Industry

My Comments: I rarely post on the weekend, but since it’s August and many of us are driving somewhere for a few days, this seems relevant. It's mostly about the money we pay for gas these days at the pump. But there will be significant ripples across the planet as this plays out. While a …

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10 Helpful Tips About Medicare

My Comments: Medicare has been a life saver for me and my wife. It has allowed us to seek timely and appropriate medical care when problems surfaced. An argument can be made that it serves to deprive hard working physicians with the compensation they deserve, but from a selfish perspective, that’s their problem. Our problem …

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