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What Uber can teach us about India?

By now nearly everyone has heard of the car delivery service Uber and its competitor Lyft.  Maureen and I have begun to use the services of both companies and are amazed how advanced technology has made this service possible.  We are also a little sad that we didn’t think of it before them! For those […]

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Improve your Experience Saving with a 401(k)

As you get older, you begin to realize that you wish you had done some things differently during your lifetime.  One major concern that we hear is that people wish they had planned for their retirement much earlier in life.  When you are young and busy building a career and family, the thought of retirement planning does […]

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Take this additional action when you change the clocks!

Sunday March 12th, 2017 is the official date for Daylight Saving Time. The time has come to move the clocks one hour ahead…..finally.  The feeling of spring will soon be in the air and the arrival of warm sunshine and longer days. With the change of the clocks, the customary change of your smoke detector batteries […]

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Should you continue to own International companies?

It’s been a common question that we’ve been getting lately Should I continue to own International Companies? The question is understandable because international stock markets in aggregate have under-performed their United States counterparts for several years.  These trends are commonplace when you look back through the history of the global stock markets with the U.S. […]

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How to Choose a Guardian? 7 Questions to Consider

How to Choose a Guardian? 7 Questions to Consider

Becoming a parent is one of the most joyous occasions in your lifetime.  When the little bundle of joy is handed to you for the first time, the feelings are overwhelming.  First, there is a feeling of awe, that you have created this little person with ten little fingers and ten toes. Then comes the […]

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2 Similar Commercials – Betfair Casinos and Interactive Broker

What do these two commercials from Betfair Casinos and Interactive Broker that recently aired in New Jersey have in common?  One promotes the ability for people to gamble from their homes as if they were at one of the failing Atlantic City casinos, and the other commercial promotes the ability for individual to actively trade stocks […]

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How the Washing Machine Changed the World

This video post deals with the ever-improving world as told in a TED talk by Hans Rosling.  We posted this piece by Hans in 2014, and wanted to run it again to honor Hans as he passed away this month.  Hans Rosling was a Swedish doctor who transformed himself into a pop-star statistician by converting dry numbers into […]

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Happy Valentines Day!

 Valentine’s Day is a holiday marketed to all of those in love with the purchase of cards, flowers and candy.  But as the day is approaching, it makes me think about the meaning of love and how love actually is all around us. It is easy to feel sad on this day of love, especially if […]

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No One Likes to Be Stuck

One of the best reasons to watch the Super Bowl are the commercials.  And although this year’s Super Bowl commercials weren’t the best, the Ford commercial resonated with me. If you missed it, the song playing over the visuals of being stuck in many different ways was as follows: I wish I knew how it […]

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Our Longevity and Purchasing Power

Our Longevity and Purchasing Power

In ancient Roman times, there was an elder by the name of Cato who said:  Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses  This applies today even more so than it did back then. Even if you were a member of the wealthy class during Roman times, the average life expectancy was age […]

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