30 Mar 2017

Don’t Recognize the Republican Party Today? Here’s Why: It’s the John Birch Society

[sgmb id=”2″] Many veteran political observers say they cannot recognize the Republican Party  that elected Donald Trump. They should not be surprised. The reason is that it is not the Republican Party. It is the party of the John Birch Society that morphed itself into the far-right Libertarian Party. This is

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29 Mar 2017

Planning for Retirement Just Got Much Harder

[sgmb id=”2″] If you thought planning for retirement was difficult, it just got a lot harder. That’s because saving for retirement must now account for two major life changes: you are living longer and you won’t make much on your investments. Now, living longer is considered a good thing since

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27 Mar 2017

TV Interviews Should Stop Using the Brady Bunch Format

[sgmb id=”2″] The Brady Bunch TV series was a caricature of a large blended American family and only aired from 1969 to 1974. But while it was popular entertainment, no one ever thought it would have a lasting impact on American TV journalism. While the show worked as a parody

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24 Mar 2017

Fiduciary and Ethical Problems Could be a Minefield for TDFs

[sgmb id=”2″] The $1.3 trillion Target Date Fund market is not all it’s cracked up to be. That should come as a big surprise to millions of people who own these funds through their employers’ 401(k) plans, as well as other who were sold a simple, easy-to-understand, hands-off investment product

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10 Mar 2017

Fantasy Financial Planning in the Trump Era

[sgmb id=”1″] Face it: Financial planning in Trump world  hinges on politics, not investing.  This makes it more important than ever for people  providing financial advice to tell clients about the implications of political decisions made in Washington and less about the basics of investing. By now, everyone has heard of the

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06 Mar 2017

Trump Declares War Against Investors

[sgmb id=”2″] It certainly is no surprise that the Trump Administration has declared war on individual investors and will only make it more difficult for millions of Americans to have a financially secure retirement. For millions, there may be no retirement at all or certainly one which will have a

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03 Mar 2017

Sanders is Nation’s Most Popular Politician, Yet DNC Pretends He Does Not Exist

[sgmb id=”2″] The truth hurts, but here it is: “Some people think that the people who voted for Trump are racists and sexists and homophobes and deplorable folks. I don’t agree, because I’ve been there. Let me tell you something else some of you might not agree with, it wasn’t

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