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All too often, we hear the term “the market” being used by the most concentrated of its definitions. It is commonplace to refer solely to the Dow Jones Industrial Average as “the market”. The truth is the Dow, while a decent indicator of what is occurring in U.S....read more
If you have a Medicare supplement (Medigap) policy or are turning 65 this year, you need to be aware of the changes that are occurring this month. These changes have nothing to do with health care reform and were suggested by the National Association of Insurance...read more
No, this isn’t a blog about a clever phrase to use when market volatility rears its ugly head (although it would be a good one, and you may see it again!). This is a quick post from all of us at The Asset Advisory Group to say Happy Memorial Day! Forget about planning...read more
Over our lifespan, we baby boomers have lived through the Cuban Missile Crisis, JFK’s assassination, the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon’s resignation, the Iranian hostage crisis, the AIDs epidemic, and many other important and terrible historical events that are too...read more
“When information changes from a stream to a river to Niagara Falls, how will we ever slow down to achieve knowledge?” – Gregg Easterbrook, Sonic Boom, Random House, 2009. The term “Data Smog” was coined in a book of the same name by author David Shenk in 1997. The...read more
(from Ron Lieber's Your Money Column, New York Times, 5/8/2010 - read the article direct from the Times here) Graduation season is a time of oddly mixed emotions for the people finishing college and graduate school. On the one hand, there is pride in a job well done...read more
A question I am frequently asked is “How much money do I need to retire?” Most calculators you can find on the internet provide an oversimplified answer and do not take into account each individual’s unique situation. For some people $2 million is more than they could...read more
“It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.” Bill Clinton, August 17, 1998 grand jury testimony. The SEC charged Goldman Sachs & Co. with fraud on April 16th. It gets a little complicated (as these stories usually do these days) but basically Goldman was...read more
I can admit to being, at times, a yo-yo dieter. There was a 3 year stint on Atkins. A program where I drank shakes all day and ate Lean Cuisines and salad at night. That went on for about 6 months. Low-fat, low-carb, high-fiber, cabbage soup, grapefruits; you name it,...read more
(From Dan Solin’s blog, Huffington Post, April 6, 2010) Changing the way investors approach investing once seemed like a difficult task. This is no longer true. The meltdown of the securities industry, and the 2008 market crash, caused even the most die hard advocates...read more
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