In Defense of Food

Obama has been very focused on healthcare this week. On Monday, he met with insurers, drug manufacturers and other health-industry stakeholders, who pledged to slash spending by 1.5% a year. On Tuesday, he met with chief executives of corporations to discuss cost-saving programs they’re putting in place. Obama’s Wednesday meeting with House Democrats came in the wake of Medicare and Social Security trustees’ grim assessments of the programs’ finances. The trustees said Medicare’s hospital insurance trust fund will be insolvent in 2017, two years earlier than predicted last year. We know our country is in… [read more]
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Time for Drastic Changes?

As discussed in the last post, dealing with all the emotions involved with the recent market rollercoaster can be incredibly difficult. As volatility calms somewhat and talk of whether the market has turned the corner takes focus, our stomachs settle a little and reflection begins on how to avoid this the “next time”. There are many so called experts suggesting that everyone revise their asset allocation, revamp how you look at potential returns over the long term, and distrust any kind of planning technique that did not 100% forecast the recent downturn. While I would… [read more]
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