Investment Decisions And Political Passion

“How will the outcome of the U.S. election impact retirement planning, and what actions are you taking now?” Financial Planning Magazine asked 320 financial advisors this question. Nine out of 10 believed the election would have a lasting negative impact...

Political Bets As Risky as Stock Market Timing

As an admitted political junkie, I am among the “fans” for whom a US Presidential election is similar to football’s Superbowl or soccer’s World Cup. This year, I found a way to combine my interest in politics and my competitive, entrepreneurial...

Increased Social Programs Don’t Equal Socialism

With the 2020 elections, we are hearing a lot about socialism. Many fear that, should the Democratic party sweep the White House and Senate, an inevitable march toward the US becoming a socialist country will begin. Socialism is an economic system in which the means...

Trump’s Tax Avoidance

Every once in a while, a breaking news story is on a topic that I actually understand. The September 27 New York Times article, “Long-Concealed Records Show Trump’s Chronic Losses And Years Of Tax Avoidance,” is one such story. Many reactions to it show...

Downsides of Working From Home

Watch this video on YouTube If you are working from home and feeling distracted, isolated, displaced, and less productive, you have a lot of company. In a recent survey, Morning Consult asked full-time workers working remotely about the downside of their new work...

Making Sense Of Confusing Stock Market Behavior

Watch this video on YouTube One of the most asked questions I get is, “Why is the stock market going up when the economy continues to get worse? This makes no logical sense.” More workers file for unemployment every week. Over 20% of our workforce is...