Is The U.S. Government Well Run?

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Stop rolling your eyes. The Economist reported Steve Ballmer, former head of a large tech company, has been working on a new project – completing Form 10-K for the United States of America. The project is called USA Facts: Our … Read More

Keys to Investing for Retirement Webinar

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This is an introduction for a webinar on the basics and keys for investing in retirement. As you watch you may want to think about these common questions: How much do I need to save to build for retirement? How … Read More

Top Risk Concerns for 2017

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And the survey said… In late 2016, Natixis Global surveyed 500 institutional decision makers representing corporate pension plans, public pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, foundations, and endowments. Survey participants said market volatility, geopolitics, and interest rates were their … Read More

Pulling Ink Out of the Air

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Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental and human health threats in the world, according to a 2016 World Health Organization report: “To date, air pollution – both ambient (outdoor) and household (indoor) – is the biggest environmental risk … Read More

The Tooth Fairy is Awfully Generous These Days

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Since 1998, an insurance firm has conducted a poll to determine how much swag the tooth fairy or, depending on your country, the magical mouse, elf, brownie, or tooth rat has been leaving behind for children who’ve lost their teeth. … Read More

Happy Birthday to the Bull

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Toward the end of the first quarter, the bull market celebrated its eighth birthday. David Kelly, Chief Global Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management wrote: “Eight years ago, on March 9, 2009, the S&P 500 closed at 677, down 57 … Read More

It Ain’t What You Don’t Know That Gets You Into Trouble

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…It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so,” wrote Mark Twain. In 2016, NerdWallet commissioned a survey* to get a better handle on Americans’ thoughts about lying when money is involved. It’s interesting to note which money-saving lies … Read More

They’re All On The Pro Rodeo Circuit

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They all grow corn and soybeans. They all have renowned universities. In addition, according to The Economist, Texas, Iowa, Nebraska, Mississippi, Alabama, and Michigan are likely to experience the biggest increase in tariffs – as a percent of state gross … Read More

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