New Decade - New Tax Law. Once again, Congress passed a major piece of legislation as they headed out the door for the Holiday last month. Congress passed "The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act", better known as the SECURE Act. The SECURE Act -- the most impactful … [Read more...] about SECURE ACT – New Tax Law changes
Maureen and I were able to attend the on-going concert series with Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden in NYC with our friends. Billy has been playing once a month at MSG for over a year and will continue to perform as long as the shows continue to sell-out. It will probably be awhile if his … [Read more...] about We Didn’t Start the Fire
Several years ago, I wrote a post on the incredible expansion of airline travel which has transformed the global trade and expanded the economies throughout the world. This post deals with an equally important but more subtle improvement which has occurred and will continue for many years to … [Read more...] about Technology Reaching all Corners of the World
Sometimes even the best of ideas are only good in theory because they are impossible to implement in practice. This holds true to the financial world as well. Academic financial research generates hundreds of research papers each year highlighting potential ways for investors to get a … [Read more...] about Belling the Cat – Using research to time the stock markets
Recently our office has moved into the new age. Not new technologies mind you. We have purchased standing desks for all of us. The standing computer desk size is small. It fits our computer laptop and a pad, but not much else. When I first started working at Chase Manhattan Bank in the mid … [Read more...] about De-Cluttered Office Desks
Maureen and I were big fans of the hit TV show “Downton Abbey”. Now the series has recently hit the big screen with a featured film. This British drama series follows the lives of the Crawley family and its servants in the family's Edwardian country house. The series begins with the 1912 sinking … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey – What is your part to play?