Calling In Reinforcements!

Source: MSNBC   Bylaw 1.7(a)(4-3) of this blog's charter states: “A topical post relevant to retirement must be published at least three times a year.” No matter how much I try to avoid that requirement, the home office always fires off nasty missiles on how late I am with yet another update on my retirement …

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Down!

One of my favorite movies is Albert Brooks' "Lost in America." There's a scene midway in the film when he wakes up in a Las Vegas hotel room only to find that his wife (played by Julie Hagerty) is downstairs in the casino losing all of their nest egg. Wearing his bathrobe, Brooks heads down to …

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The “Rice For The Children” Defense

The stock market is tanking. If I understand it correctly, the initial reason stems from China having devalued its currency. For most of the day yesterday, it looked as if there might be a "correction to the correction."  Or more aptly put from all I've read about the Chinese economy, "a correction to the corruption." Alas, a recovery was not meant …

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Stocks and Stares

A friend of my wife's recently wanted my thoughts on a stock that she is holding.  She bought a couple hundred shares of a fast-moving penny stock that has returned an incomprehensible 62% for the last six weeks.  Why she wanted my opinion I'm not sure. I assume Gorgeous must have mentioned in passing that I enjoy reading about the stock …

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Dollars to Dunkin’ Donuts

Just up the street from the front entrance of our condo development is a Dunkin' Donuts.  My dietary weaknesses tend to run more towards the salty rather than the sweet (popcorn, cashews, chips, etc.), but to the extent that I ever salivate over sweets, doughnuts are always at the top of my cravings list.  I am embarrassed to …

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