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An eye-opening financial report recently released concerning private colleges stated that 25% of all private colleges spent more than they earned in 2017 despite the overall increase in tuition revenue. (They must be taking a cue from Uncle Sam.) Where in the name of beer bongs, tapestries and safe spaces is all that money going? According to the College Board, … Read More


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In 1980, the British band the Buggles declared that “Video Killed the Radio Star.” In 2018, one could say that the free market and a growing GDP is killing Obamacare. Outside of the Trump Tax Reform’s move to kill the Obamacare requirement that individuals must purchase health insurance, we are witnessing GDP growth and a tightening labor market that is … Read More


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Something smells really bad. It’s called the Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies Act and it is the latest brain fart from the man, the myth, the legend Senator Bernie Sanders. This bill which could have come straight out of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged would tax corporations with more than 500 employees at 100% for every dollar their employees … Read More


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Edward Jones, the brokerage that likes to market itself as your “hometown, folksy, everyone knows your name” firm is joining the ranks of the other big brokerage firms in segregating their smaller “less worthy” clients and sending them off to some sort of call-center hell. Edward D. Jones & Co is acknowledging that some of their clients might not be … Read More


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It is not a matter of if.  It is a matter of when. Fire up the Flux Capacitor and the DeLorean, we are going on a trip.  Warning this trip might be very uncomfortable for many.  It could bring back memories of strife, anxiety and possibly remind us of some really regretful choices we had made in the past. We … Read More

GOP Tax Bill Is Full Of Uncertainty: Who Are Real Winners And Losers?

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Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have unveiled their tax reform bill, claiming that it will aid economic growth. A recent Politico Morning Consult poll shows that the plan has garnered mixed support, mostly from small businesses, which are set to benefit from the proposed corporate tax rate reduction, and from parents, who are set to benefit from increasing … Read More

The Self-Driving Investment Portfolio Might Just Crash and Burn

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We don’t have to worry about robots replacing us any time soon, if Google’s self-driving car project Waymo is any indication of what the future holds. These cars have been involved in several crashes due to their failure to handle intersections like human drivers do. And it’s not just cars experiencing technical difficulties. Earlier this month, a trader bot was … Read More


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The Employee Benefit Research Institute has released its twenty-seventh annual Retirement Confidence Survey.  The findings from this survey coupled with some other disturbing headlines in regards to the perilous condition of our nation’s pension system have laid credence to all the anecdotal evidence that I have been yelling and screaming about on the show for almost two decades.  I would … Read More


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Don’t doubt me. I cannot revel in self-righteous, pat-myself-on-the-back behavior after witnessing another prediction of mine becoming reality.  In my opinion, it is in particularly bad taste and bottom barrel decorum to celebrate when bad things are happening even if I did give everyone a heads-up. We are living in an alternative universe when it comes to free-markets, capitalism and … Read More


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There has been quite a bit of attention as of late in business publications and websites such as the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and CNBC in regards to our retirement funding crisis.  This crisis is being framed in the context of the failure of the various different vehicles people utilize to build up their proverbial nest eggs.  Whether it be … Read More