AB Jun 30, 2015
Chocolate lovers rejoiced last week at media reports of a new study proclaiming the benefits of the world’s most popular confection.
A sampling of recent headlines looks like this:
- Chocolate, Chocolate, It’s Good for Your Heart, Study Finds
- Study: Eating Chocolate Is Good For Heart Health
- Munching read more…
A Jun 29, 2015
I always chuckled while watching my wife work an ATM. She skulks up to them like a commando. She looks up. She looks back. She covers the keys with her hand, squinting at the digits through the cracks between her knuckles. But after mocking her for years, it’s time that I took some lessons. read more…
S Jun 26, 2015
The cost of being independently upper-middle class declined a bit in the last year. But just a bit. So don’t expect any shouts of joy here— just an ongoing assessment of how much money we would need to be better off than most.
The magic number this year: $4,363,503.
Yes, it’s time for
the annual Life of Riley Index update. The index, which goes back to 1985, measures the amount of income you need to enter the top 25 percent of households in the United States. This year, the estimate is $77,234.
S Jun 24, 2015
Q. I am writing because I may need to make a change in my financial planning. I currently have a financial planner that charges 1.5 percent. My portfolio is a little less than $200.000. read more…