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S Aug 1, 2014

Is Inflation Coming Back?

Inflation: The Chicken Little problem of the last five years. Everyone thought it, or hyperinflation, was coming. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve was worrying about deflation. Our central bank targeted a 2 percent inflation rate as healthy and worried when it was lower. Inflation has obediently averaged a 2.1 percent annual read more…

S Jul 30, 2014

Investing Requires Simplicity, Not Special Knowledge

Q. Your article advocating simple index fund investing at a 50/50 mix of stocks and bonds intrigued me. I have been retired for a year and currently have a managed account with a major discount brokerage firm. The account has a 30/70 stocks/bonds mix with a management fee of $735 per quarter. The discount brokerage firm buys and sells stocks to accommodate my request of $1,500 per month and pay their management fee. So far, my account has grown almost 7 percent from the original starting amount, while paying the management fee and taking my requested monthly draw. read more…

AB Jul 29, 2014

Want to Fix the Healthcare System? Start with Food

Amy Rogers MDMy pants are too tight. Again. I’ve spent the bulk of my adult life in a size 2 or 4. Now I find myself continually inching up the rack at Kohl’s.  What is it about hitting your forties that makes maintaining a healthy weight such a challenge?Well, there’s correlation, and there’s causation. Here are some other things that correlate with my arrival to the fifth decade. Two teenage children and a seven-year-old involved in theatre, soccer, orchestra, and more. A busy career. A husband with a busy career. Lots of take-out and dining out. Did I mention less exercise? read more…

A Jul 28, 2014

Breaking Away From High Cost Investment Firms

In the 1979 film, Breaking Away, a cycling obsessed kid named Dave is thrilled when his favorite team flies from Italy to do a local bike race. Dave is the only American who can keep up. Despite chatting to the Sicilian boys in Italian, they aren’t impressed.  While climbing a hill, one reaches for Dave’s shifter and jams it into a big gear.  As a result, Dave momentarily struggles.  When he recovers, they toss a pump into his front wheel. Dave lands in the ditch. read more…

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The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School

By Andrew Hallam

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