Monthly Archives: July 2016

The New Thrift: Revising Benjamin Franklin in an era of runaway government

“A penny saved is a penny earned,” Benjamin Franklin. That piece of wisdom should be revised in an era when most welfare state governments tax every bit of economic activity, especially earnings. Say you save. You save a thousand dollars by finding a way to avoid spending on something because you discover you don’t need…

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“Stocks? We Don’t Need No Stinking Stocks!” Avoid one of the biggest mistakes of personal finance

Millions of Americans are making this mistake. And likely so are millions of others in the advanced welfare states of the West. And yet it is one of the big reasons why many people will never accumulate substantial assets, never achieve financial independence and possibly must ride the wretched rush hour E-train for more years…

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Reversing the Suicide of the West? Terrorist attacks around the globe won’t end unless extraordinary men and women come forward

How many more attacks, how many more children killed, how many more Western ideas of tolerance will be trampled on before the leaders of the biggest nations say enough and stamp out the sources of these horrific acts? As we wail for the dead and wounded of Nice, as we become inured and hardened to…

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Why the Financial Services Industry Is Failing the Next Generation

Many young people never seem to begin saving and investing because veteran advisers don’t understand them. They don’t understand their needs. They don’t understand their culture. They don’t understand how they connect and communicate. So today we have the great anomaly of the financial services industry: Those who have lots of assets, and often need…

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