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

2019 IPO Unlikely for Uber Despite New CEO

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Between conflicts with taxi drivers, a sexual harassment investigation and a lawsuit filed by Google over the use of robocar technology that may already be patented, this has been a tough year for ride-sharing company Uber. Ongoing negative press has hurt Uber, and its financial position is not improving. The company lost $645 million between April and June of 2017, … Read More

3 Strategies That Will Stretch Your Retirement Savings

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If you are nearing retirement, but you feel as though you are not prepared enough, it is not too late to make changes. There are options to help ensure you are more prepared for retirement that do not require winning the lottery, inheriting a fortune or getting a substantial raise. These include working longer, planning for a part-time encore career, … Read More

Why The AHCA Was Doomed From The Start

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Would the House GOP’s Obamacare replacement have given you a bigger tax break? The short answer is no, but the devil is in the details. On Thursday, July 17, Trump’s American Health Care Act was pronounced dead late that evening. Not only is the original design of the bill flawed, it was destined to fail because the Republicans who pushed … Read More

The Art of the Fake News Reel

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Recently, major news outlets from CNN to Buzzfeed reported on Russian hackers suspected of using fake news on Qatar’s state news to create tension between the U.S. and its allies. This is not the only time the public has been duped by fake news reports, nor is it the only way we our attention is diverted from the real issues at home … Read More

Amazon Prime Discount Warns of a Subsidized Nation

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Amazon is making a play for low-income shoppers by offering a nearly 50% discount for those on government assistance. Instead of paying $10.99 per month for Amazon Prime, customers with an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card will be able to enjoy Prime for only $5.99 per month. Is this a benevolent attempt to help those in need? Not likely. Cashing … Read More

Live Long and Prosper: Be True to Yourself in Retirement

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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

USA Must Stop Being a Nation of Wasted Talent, Missed Opportunity Read more: USA Must Stop Being a Nation of Wasted Talent, Missed Opportunity Important: Can you afford to Retire?

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“The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.” — Lorenzo Anello (Played by Robert De Niro from the film A Bronx Tale) If I would have told you in 1975, 1985, 1995, or 2005: that in 2016 the United States of America would be an energy powerhouse exporting oil and natural gas around the globe; that in 2016 medical advances … Read More