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The Other Three Legged Stool

Saturday, September 7th, 2013, by

In our last post we revisited the time honored tradition of sourcing your retirement income from three solid streams of funding. Today we look at the non financial aspect of your lifetime goals…your physical well being, and how it too can be strengthened by three distinct disciplines. The goal, simply put, is to tightly compress […]

Disease Management: Our Failed Model For Health Care

Saturday, April 27th, 2013, by

I’m now listening to the second of my CD albums from Dr. Andrew Weil, and continue to be impressed with his extensive knowledge about our health care crisis. The first album was his comprehensive overview of our health system, and the current album deals specifically with our attitudes towards aging.  He’s able to articulate clearly […]

Wage Stagnation: It’s More Complicated Than You Thought

Saturday, April 13th, 2013, by

If there is a dominant theme underlying the malaise facing most working families, it’s the sense that they are losing ground economically.  It’s why the 99% so resent the 1%. One marker stands out…the relative stagnation of wages, which have hovered at, and recently under, the median $50,000 family wage level for over a decade […]

Losing Weight: Lessons Learned

Friday, December 14th, 2012, by

In last weeks post I was caught bragging on myself about all the weight I’ve lost in the past year and a half.  The emphasis was on life style change, in particular adopting an exercise regime that suited my needs and interests. There are, of course, two necessary components in losing weight.  Exercise more…and eating […]

Losing Weight: An Eighteen Month Journey

Friday, December 7th, 2012, by

Let’s start with the usual disclaimers.  Just because it worked for me doesn’t guarantee that it will work for you. And yet the fact remains..I’ve lost 38 pounds in the past year and a half…and more importantly,  show no indication of putting it back on as has happened so many times in the past. It […]

The Election Is Over: Expect Stealth Taxation To Continue

Friday, November 9th, 2012, by

The presidential election is over and the votes are counted.  What can we expect going forward….especially regarding personal taxes? My bet is that we will see a basket full of stealth taxes enacted as a means of bringing in more revenue, without necessarily raising tax rates on the majority of tax payers.  You’d be amazed […]

The end of a long Trend: Life Expectancy Data

Friday, November 2nd, 2012, by

It’s no longer such a shock to think of diminishing financial expectations for the next generation.  The fact is, that adjusted for inflation, family incomes in the middle quintiles have barely moved the needle for the past ten to fifteen years. I don’t see anything sinister as to the cause.  It’s simply that businesses have […]

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead: The Movie

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012, by

What do you think is the best value in entertainment today?  It would be hard to beat the nominal $8.65 that Netflix charges for its internet streaming service. Admittedly, you will not have access to the most recent hot movies, but if you enjoy documentaries as much as I do, this service is a treasure […]