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Saving for the Future is Storing Energy for Later

“Why hire it done when you can do it yourself?” This is a common money belief for frugal people, who often spend weekends doing home maintenance chores. Or, in my case, haunting the neighborhood with my sprayer in search of noxious weeds, like thistles and hounds...

Your Portfolio and the Presidential Election

Watch this video on YouTube “What will happen to my investments if [the candidate I dislike] becomes President?” This is a question I hear frequently during any Presidential election year, especially in contentious times. People are always worried that if the...

Worse Likely Still Ahead for the Economy

Is it reasonable to think the economy is on the upswing? After all, by one stock market rule of thumb a new bull market started on March 26 when the Dow shot up over the magical 20% mark from the bottom. The bear market (a 20% move downward from the high) lasted a...

Giving that Benefits Both Recipient and Giver

When one person gives something to another, who benefits most—the recipient or the giver? Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD, the founder of Nonviolent Communication, maintained that accepting a gift is actually more of a gift to the giver than the recipient. He believed “It...