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American Kids Can Do More than Sing and Dunk

I like music, but it’s probably more accurate to say that I like songs. The difference is obvious when my wife and I roll down the street listening to the

Investing

Home-Country Bias Part II

Last week, I introduced you to the concept of  home-country bias – a phenomenon that routinely leads investors to over-allocate to domestic stocks. Americans prefer to invest in U.S. stocks

Forecasts

This is Not Just About Trump and Brexit

I’ve been writing a lot about what I see as the mega trend right now… and what will make this economic winter season different from the 1930s. We’re not just

Economy

The Rules of a Side Hustle

I’m a big fan of using Uber in lieu of a traditional taxi when I travel, but I had a peculiar experience recently in Lima, Peru. If you’ve read some

Retirement

Why Income Matters

If you’ve read my work for a while, you know that I have a lot of respect for my grandfather. He’s actually the reason I got into the financial world.

Investing

Don’t Fall Victim to Home Country Bias

Call it patriotic… call it lazy… but most people stick close to home when it comes to investing. This so-called home country bias is a phenomenon too big to ignore.

Investing

Who Knew Drop Protection Could Pay So Well?

The telephone is one classic example. The fax machine, helium, and gasoline are others. Even the Internet’s usefulness was underestimated when it was first developed. Such advances happened on a

Forecasts

The Red States Have Had Their Say… Now It’s the Blue States’ Turn

We’ve not seen this level of political polarization since the Civil War. And it’s not unique to the U.S. It’s happening around the world… a backlash against globalization. The red

Interest Rates

Stop Patching Up the Euro

Andreas Georgiou can’t catch a break. The Greek statistician moved back to his home country in 2010, at age 50, to help right the financial ship. He left Washington, where

Interest Rates

The Ides of March

I know, the Ides of March is usually recognized as landing on March 15 and so I’m a little early! In early Roman calendars, the “Ides” happened near the mid-point