Category Archives: ECONOMIC TRENDS

Singles and Money: Flying Solo Financially

“In 1950, only 22 percent of American adults were single. Today, more than 50 percent of American adults are single, and 31 million—roughly one out of every seven adults—live alone.” -book description for Eric Klinenberg’s Going Solo Has Single Become … Continue reading

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Reverse Mortgage Risks and Rewards: Should You Bank on Your Home?

“Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM), or reverse mortgages, which are designed, administered and insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), are one of the best engineered financial tools of our generation.” -Jack Guttentag, Wharton Professor and nationally syndicated mortgage columnist … Continue reading

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The Collapse of the US Economy in 2013? (Or, seeking an investment strategy for the end of the world)

“If things go wrong, don’t go with them.” ~Roger Babson Should we prepare for an economic collapse or toast the recovery? While the stock market hits record highs and the jobs report is the best in years, observers are split … Continue reading

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Money & Life Review: A Film about Money that Aims to Change Your Life

Guest post by Kate Phillips “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” -Abert Einstein Money is one of the most powerful forces in our lives, both in our psyches and … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurs by Necessity: Businesses are the New Jobs

“In case you didn’t get the memo; jobs are dead.” -Kate Phillips, “Why Entrepreneurs Rule the World” Can’t find a job? The solution that many have found to the woes of the economy is to start their own business. “The Great Recession … Continue reading

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Roth Vs Traditional 401k’s and IRAs: Should you Convert?

“A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.” -Cervantes, Don Quixote, Pt. I. Ch. IV Although you won’t find it yet in Webster or Dictionary.com, “Rothify” is a word you’ll be hearing more of in 2013. According … Continue reading

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Inconvenient Truths about the Stock Market

“The person that is buying a share of stock is convinced he knows something that the other person who’s selling it to him does not know. There’s no zero sum game in Wall Street.” -Bernie Madoff No doubt you’ve heard … Continue reading

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