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Health Care

One Approach to High Healthcare Costs

In 2015, I thought my healthcare renewal statement was wrong. The premium for my shrinking family of three (two adults and one child) was increasing by more than 30%, to

Economy

Play Music, Get Rich

As a kid, I used to tease my dad on road trips for tuning in to the classic rock station. It just seemed so stereotypically old-man-ish. Yet as I approach

Investing

The Beauty of Covered Calls

My goal and my promise to Peak Income readers is to secure for them a high and stable income stream, no matter their situation: in retirement, close to retirement, or

Stocks

Real Value That Pays You First – and Big

It’s often said in sports that “the best defense is a good offense.” When it comes to investing – and my particular approach to portfolio-building – that means focusing on

Economy

The Evidence that Stocks Are More Overvalued than Ever

Tuesday morning, the Dow was just 27 points away from 21,000 again! How can anyone believe this is NOT a bubble?! Nobel Laureate and economist Robert Shiller developed the best

Investing

It’s a “Risk On” World Right Now

In today’s markets, traders clearly believe that risk IS reward… That’s one reason long-term interest rates are climbing: Investors are absolutely more attracted to equities’ potential upside than to the

Investing

Profiting from the Unexpected

Every weekday morning I roll out of bed just before 5 a.m. I sleepwalk to the kitchen, where my coffee-maker on a timer has just finished brewing, and reach for

Investing

Plan, Prepare, Profit: The Upside of Market Surprises

The unofficial start to summer here in the U.S. is marked by Memorial Day. But June 1 kicks off the official Atlantic hurricane season. I live in Florida, and hurricanes

Investing

Been Dead Since 2008

Nearly a decade. That’s a long time to still be flogging this dead horse. I’m talking about buy-and-hold investing. It’s dead. Been dead since 2008. But not buried yet. Instead,

Central Banks

The Fed Fudge Factor in Treasury Yields

I hate taxes. I don’t begrudge paying for a functioning government, it’s the dysfunctional favoritism that ticks me off. This amorphous blob in Washington sucks dollars out of my wallet