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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

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

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

Retirement

Pick Your Neighborhood Carefully

To make good on a promise to my wife, a native Texan, we just completed our move from Florida back to Texas. When we left the Lone Star State in

Central Banks

Calling B.S. on Central Bankers

I’m a fan of the Marvel Comics movies, like X-Men and Iron Man. My lovely wife often catches me watching tidbits of the Avenger films when I sit down in

Economy

When the Wheels Stop Rolling

When it comes to new car sales, most Americans are payment buyers. We want a good deal, for sure, but we really need a car payment that fits our monthly

Economy

The Fed Must Be Reading Us

It’s too much of a coincidence. Fed officials must be reading our work. OK, they don’t really have to be… but if they don’t, they should. It’s not that we

Retirement

Wasting Away Again in Margaritaville

I grew up around the Gulf Coast and spent a fair amount of my childhood on the water and the beach. I can handle a power boat, I can sail,

Economy

With Friends Like These…

Cartels are a tough thing. The goal is for a small group of influential producers to artificially move a market away from its normal equilibrium, and eventually squeeze more money

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