Monthly Archives: April 2016

New guidelines, better advice?

Most people think that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulates the investment markets and providers of investment advice, and that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) regulates the Wall Street sales agents. But in fact, when it comes to … Continue reading

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Tax Cost of Living

We all pay federal taxes under the same rules, but the state regimes are wildly different, and there are a lot of moving parts that make up the cost to live in a state.  Which of them take the most … Continue reading

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Gender Wages

How much in lifetime earnings does it cost you to be a woman? That’s a question posed by the National Women’s Law Center, and its analysis was eye-opening.  On average, in America, a woman who is starting her career now … Continue reading

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Couples Decision Therapy

There have been studies showing that financial issues are one of the primary reasons why married couples fall apart.  A recent article in Market Watch suggests that the biggest reason for these significant disagreements is a failure to create a … Continue reading

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Cheaters, Thieves and Tax Havens

Leaked information tells the story of prominent world leaders who avoided taxes or looted their country’s treasuries in order to squirrel away not only money, but expensive yachts, luxury homes, ownership of a candy company and investments in construction companies.  … Continue reading

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How Should We Think About the Future?

Chances are, you’re underestimating the amount of progress we’re going to make in technology, medicine and a host of other things. Why? Because your brain, and mine, and everyone else’s, thinks linearly, rather than exponentially. We are living in an … Continue reading

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The Best Ways to Buy Happiness

You read a lot about job creation and governmental policies, especially in this era of lingering, lagging economic growth, especially from political figures who are hoping to get elected based on their policy prescriptions.  Republican candidates like to talk about … Continue reading

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