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Health Care

It’s Time to Shatter the Stones

I’m sorry, but I don’t have a healthcare problem. I have a concierge doctor at a fixed annual fee, with free visits and discounts on blood tests and other things

Demographic Trends

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

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.

Retirement

How My Friend Retired at Age 40

I very rarely smoke cigars anymore, but one of the benefits – I would go so far as to call it a health benefit – is that smoking a cigar

Retirement

A Four-Step Retirement Plan

Ahhhh retirement! Most of us would love to be on a beach somewhere right now sipping a frothy Bahama Mama. But very few of us want to put in the

Demographic Trends

From “King of the Hill” to Wall Street

When I usually tell people the story about how I became a financial analyst, working alongside Harry Dent, one of the most respected economists in the world, I sometimes have

Retirement

Retirement Worries

Sometimes I like to joke that I plan for my retirement every Wednesday and Saturday… as that’s when they draw numbers for the Power Ball lottery. But hey, as I’m

Retirement

Flipping the Most Common Question in Retirement Planning On Its Head

The most common question I see in retirement planning is: What size nest egg do you need to quit working? Or, what’s your retirement “number?” It sounds like a reasonable

Retirement

Stockpiling Wood

I remember distinctly the moment when “retirement planning” took on a personal meaning to me. I was kayaking with my wife along the Myakka River, which runs some 60 miles

Retirement

No One Cares as Much as You

I’m moving. And it’s a royal pain. Beyond the hassle of physically getting all of our stuff from one state (Florida) to another (Texas), I have to deal with a