Schools seem to start earlier every year. I am of the mind that school shouldn’t start until after Labor Day, but I lost that battle long ago! While starting school in August no longer has the scent of autumn in the air, it is a time to think about the future.Read More
Here’s a scary thought. Your spouse suddenly has a stroke or a serious traffic accident and is in a coma. Among a thousand other things to think about, he or she is the one who pays the bills. What do you do? Pick up the checkbook and start writing checks? That’s so old school! “Stage…Read More
Media sound bites, as always, are only telling part of the story.
While radio, TV, newspaper and website headlines are blaring that the Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ and SP 500 are setting record highs, calendar year 2013 is showing widely dispersed investment returns, in stark contrast to 2012. Quite frankly, 2013 is a more “normal” market in terms of the range of stock and alternative investment returns. Bonds, however, are the big news that isn’t reaching the headlines.Read More