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The Prosperity Economics Revolution

“Financial planning doesn’t work.” – Kim D. H. Butler, author of Busting the Financial Planning Lies Financial Anxiety, Anyone? Feeling nervous about where the stock market might be headed after its recent climb? Nervous about where taxes might be going? … Continue reading

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PRIVATE LOANS – The Bank fo Mom and Dad

LISTEN: The Bank of Mom and Dad (mp3audio) (6:43 min) A November 9, 2010 article from the Reuters news service reported that the average rate of return for all Certificates of Deposit dipped below 1% for the first time since … Continue reading

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Retirement Income Streams: Guarantees, Promises And Contracts

LISTEN: Guarantees, Promises and Contracts (mp3audio) (12:28 min) If you want to ensure a steady stream of income in retirement, what’s the best approach? Any assessment of meeting the challenge of retirement income inevitably reduces to two options: group plans … Continue reading

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Permanent Life Insurance: A Few Questions For The “Experts”, And A Few Answers From Consumers

LISTEN: Permanent Life Insurance: A Few Questions For The “Experts”, And A Few Answers From Consumers (mp3audio) (10:42 min) As has been mentioned in previous issues, permanent/cash value life insurance (i.e., any life insurance policy designed to remain in-force for … Continue reading

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For Those Just Getting Started – “If I knew then what I know now…”

LISTEN: For Those Just Getting Started (mp3audio) (13:30 min) Suppose you have just secured your first “adult” job, or just gotten married, or just decided to put down your Xbox and get serious about your financial affairs. Where do you … Continue reading

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VOLATILITY UP, INVESTORS OUT (Should We Blame the Machines?)

LISTEN: VOLATILITY UP, INVESTORS OUT (mp3audio) (4:54 min) Here’s the lead sentence from a July 19, 2010 report on the stock market from BTN Research: The S&P 500 stock index fell 2.9% last Friday 7/16/10 Losing almost 3% of value … Continue reading

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Demographics & Economics: Is the Future Already in Place?

LISTEN: mp3 audio (28:24 min) “Don’t be afraid to see what you see.” – Ronald Reagan The Quest for Relevant Financial Information One of the essentials of planning for anything is making reasonable projections regarding the future. If you’re planning … Continue reading

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