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Demographic Trends

How We All Made More Money and Didn’t Even Know It

Thank goodness! After 17 long years, the median U.S. household income has finally broke above the previous record set in 1999. According to a Census Bureau report released last week,

Demographic Trends

Why Trump Won & The Peak of Globalization

Fareed Zakaria just put out a special show on why Trump won: He got the rural white vote in unprecedented margins – like 80% plus. Even before Election Day, we

Demographic Trends

The Shocking Truth About Russia

The Russian drama seems to intensify with each passing hour. I certainly have my opinion on the matter, as, no doubt, do you. But it’s not my opinion that I

Demographic Trends

The End of Retail as We Know It

Is this the End of American Shopping Malls? Sheets of newspaper scratch along the dusty linoleum floor as the wind beats them into the remnants of a bench… or through

Retirement

Income Starved Investors are Flocking to These “Private Income Funds”

Among the bleak retirement landscape, investors are finding lucrative opportunities Time after time, I hear stories of people “cutting back” to stretch a meager income or make a small nest

Retirement

I’m Surprised These Are Still Legal

Most of our readers are regular W-2 employees working for a paycheck, and most of my recommendations in the Dent 401k Advisor, which we released to subscribers last week, are

Demographic Trends

Car Sales Were Always Going Over This Cliff

The Retail Apocalypse. Carmageddon. Same story. Different industry. And we called both decades ago! Autos are the last splurge for aging Baby Boomers. Their kids leave the nest and finally

Demographic Trends

Deflation: There’s an App for That

Once in a while I see a financial news headline so obviously ridiculous, I feel I should look at the writer with pity in my eyes and pat them on

Demographic Trends

Flags and the Fallen

I get annoyed with articles and reports that assume we’re stupid. As if flashing “Sale!” signs and the smell of sunscreen somehow make us forgetful. They don’t. We know that

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