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A Sep 15, 2014

Would Mini-Retirements Beat A Single Big One?

In 2008, Wired magazine asked its readers, “Who is the world’s greatest self promoter?”  Winning by a landslide was Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek.Ferriss said he had made his fortune as a serial entrepreneur.  He spoke six languages.  He was a world record holder in tango.  He had won a national championship in Chinese kickboxing.  He was a cage fighter who defeated six world champions.  He was an actor in a hit television series.  He was a guest lecturer at Princeton University; a political asylum researcher; a T.V. host in Thailand and China; a motorcycle racer and shark diver.   read more…

S Sep 10, 2014

Social Security: It’s Not an All-Or-None Thing

Q.  My husband and I are in our late forties. We are saving for retirement with the assumption that social security will be bankrupt by the time we retire. We are not planning on receiving anything. We don’t feel we should rely on Social Security benefits to support ourselves. We hope to be happily surprised if we are wrong. Your financial calculations in a recent column rely on Social Security providing a large portion of retirement income for most people, yet I thought you have said in other columns that this is a tenuous source of future support. Can you clarify this for me? —A.S., Austin, TX  read more…

AB Sep 9, 2014

Is It the End of the Diagnostic Colonoscopy?

On August 11, 2014 the FDA approved Cologuard, a new screening test for colorectal cancer. A product of Exact Sciences in cooperation with the Mayo Clinic, the test is a noninvasive way to screen for colon cancer. read more…

S Sep 5, 2014

Websites: One Billion and Counting?

No one rang a bell. And you may not have noticed. But sometime in late July the number of websites in the world may have surpassed one billion. That’s: 1,000,000,000. Don’t believe me? Check it for yourself. As I write this, the official count at is about 1,050,000,000. It was under one billion in mid-July. The number may be higher by the time you read this. read more…

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