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What’s the Difference Between Advisers?

You’ve probably had experiences with different “advisers” without even realizing it (even at your bank). “Adviser” is a broad term ill-defined in the financial services profession. A key part of financial education is to become more aware of what kind of “adviser” are you talking with (not only me, but with any other as well)? […]

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1-minute video: The Source of the Cost of Delaying Savings

Please enjoy this 1-minute video (for those receiving this by email: please click on the blog title line above). “Stacking” refers the the fact that each contribution you make, at different times, have different timeframes in which they grow by compounding. Thus, each contribution has different outcomes. This fact is rarely discussed so that people realize […]

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A Brief History of Doom.

Well written, easy to read, no financial background required, on why financial crises happen. The author puts together a very well-developed argument as what causes financial crises by looking at many historical events worldwide and piecing together the data to support this insight. Note: This post was written some months ago and scheduled to post […]

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Choices – Should you consider Social Security Withdraw or Suspend?

Can, and how, do you do a Social Security Do-Over? What kind of do-overs can you do? What are your choices? In December 2010 the Social Security Administration abolished the strategy of applying for benefits at 62 and then, eight years later at age 70, withdrawing the application, repaying the benefits collected, reapplying to start […]

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How Do You Know if Diminished Financial Capacity Has Crept in?

By definition, you don’t recognize the signs of diminished financial capacity. You need to rely on others for this. And as you’ll see below, relying on others presents a dilemma! This is not something to be ashamed of – it’s a natural order of aging. For some slowing down comes earlier, for others later. The […]

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