10 Sep 2017

In Awe of Hurricane Irma

We don’t think of hurricanes as awesome, majestic spiritual creations, but as deadly destructive natural events. The news covers the meteorology which created the hurricane, but that gets subordinated in favor of announcements about evacuations and preparedness. While those caveats are important, they also cause us to miss a great

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18 Aug 2017

Lending Industry Faces Huge LIBOR-Related Costs Due to Bank Fraud

The recent news that the worldwide LIBOR interest rate is going to be replaced after years of scandals about it being rigged by some of the world’s largest banks has started a slow-motion earthquake that is going to rattle interest rate lending worldwide. It also is going to be one

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19 Jul 2017

Wall Street’s Continued Self Delusion

For highly-trained and well-compensated financial experts who routinely delve into the outer limits of stochastic calculus, Black Scholes and Finite Difference Method techniques of numerical options pricing, Wall Street does a lousy job of gauging public opinion. Like most people who have to give self-evaluations and the old saw that

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19 Jun 2017

You Think You Have It Tough? Consider This:

This is an undergraduate who wrote an academic paper we should all get to know: ON THE QUESTION OF BEING Christofer B. Koch ABSTRACT “The question of Being is one of the oldest questions in all of philosophy. It is one of the foundations of metaphysics and is the central

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27 Mar 2017

TV Interviews Should Stop Using the Brady Bunch Format

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 of the

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23 Aug 2016

New Version of How 401(k) Fees Destroy Wealth and What Investors Can Do To Protect Themselves Now Available

Now available on Amazon and Kindle:   How 401(k) Fees Destroy Wealth and What Investors Can Do to Protect Themselves List Price: $15.95 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm) Black & White on White paper 282 pages ISBN-13: 978-1477657997 ISBN-10: 1477657991 BISAC: Business & Economics / Personal Finance / Retirement

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10 Feb 2016

Rare Video of Trump’s First Campaign Meeting Surfaces

One of the largest voter segments identified as being strong supporters of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump is people with a high school education. Here is a rare video that shows their first meeting and how they came to be associated with the Trump presidential candidacy. To see this rare

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22 Jan 2016

Sanders Expands the Boundaries on Financial Reform

For decades, people concerned about financial reform and protecting individual investors against predatory industry practices have accepted the fact that they must work in a very confined space in order to advance even modest reforms. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has changed that perception. Sanders is an unabashed, long-time advocate

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17 Jan 2016

Here’s the Only Surefire Way To Boost Returns: Cut Expenses

Market volatility is increasing. The market is swooning. China is approaching a recession. And your portfolio returns are falling. If you want to boost your returns, here is the best and easiest way.  Cut you fees and expenses. Those savings go right into your bottom line and not into your broker’s

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01 Oct 2015

Are Republicans Finishing What Bin Laden Started?

While it’s not politically correct, here is something for political pundits to ponder: Are the Republicans trying to finish what bin Laden started? In a 2004 video message, Osama bin Laden boasted about leading America to a path of self-destruction, in an interview with Ted Koppel, the former managing editor

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