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AB Jan 27, 2015

Should You Include Brain Workouts in Your Fitness Regimen?

No doubt you’ve seen ads for “brain-training” from companies such as Lumosity and Posit Science. These companies sell subscriptions for online brain-training exercises. They designed these exercises to improve your intellectual function in areas such as memory, brain speed and attention. Subscriptions run somewhere in the $15 per month ballpark. Lumosity boasts 50 million worldwide users.  read more…

A Jan 26, 2015

Why It Keeps Getting Tougher To Beat Index Funds

For the first few years of his life, Larry Swedroe slept in his parent’s kitchen. His family lived in the Bronx, in a one-bedroom apartment. They didn’t own a car. Times were different then—for the Swedroes and for investors.  read more…

S Jan 23, 2015

Introducing The Disgruntled Retiree Index

Allow me to introduce a new economic indicator. It doesn’t come from a government agency. Nor is it the creation of a right- or left-leaning think tank. In a land of indices and measures, there is so little attention to this problem that I had to create the measure myself.I call it the Disgruntled Retiree Index. To provide it with some academic stature, I’ve added the inevitable colon and provided a formal name. It is the “Disgruntled Retiree Index: The Social Security Benefit Taxation Ratio.”  It measures the ratio of the income at which benefits are subject to taxation to the poverty line for the same household size.  read more…

S Jan 21, 2015

Will Nursing Care Take All Your Money? Maybe Not.

Q. I'd like your opinion for sheltering our money. I'm 67 and my wife is 62. I retired at 55. She retired at 50. We both have pensions that are adequate. I'm collecting Social Security. Our IRA's total $875,000 and we have yet to withdraw any money from them. In both local and high interest checking, we have another $300,000 in savings. We paid cash for our house and our cars are leased. I think we're in good shape.Recently, my wife had to put her parents in a nursing home. We now know that if one of us were to be placed in a nursing home, all of our savings could be exhausted. How can we shelter our savings so that if one of us has to enter a nursing home, the other will still have a substantial amount of money to live on? —P.V., Georgetown, TX read more…

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The Global Expatriate's Guide to Investing

From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat

Andrew Hallam

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