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Here, you will find writing about various aspects of our financial lives.

 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

It certainly feels like we’re in a bear market, what with the surprising “Brexit” vote in the UK, the dismal first few days of the year and increased volatility across the board. So it may come as a surprise that the...

 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Last week's vote by the British electorate to end its 43-year membership in the European Union seems to have taken just about everybody by surprise, but the aftermath could not have been more predictable. The uncertainty of how,...

 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

On Thursday, British voters will finally decide whether their country will continueto be part of the European union—albeit with its own currency and immunity fromcertain rules—or leave the EU altogether. The vote will be...

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

You've probably heard that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employment Report for the month of May was disappointing. Economists who follow job growth in the U.S. economy were expecting 123,000 new jobs to be created. The actual...

 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

By all accounts, Puerto Rico is a beautiful, sunny place to visit, especially in the winter. But it's hard to fathom how this U.S. island territory of 3.5 million people could have racked up $70 billion in public debt--roughly $20,000...

 

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Friday, May 6, 2016

A term you're likely to be hearing more of in economic reports is "helicopter money," which might replace "Q.E." in our lexicon of Central Bank policy terms.What is it? "Helicopter Money" basically means dropping money out of the sky;...

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Welcome to tax day. We all pay federal taxes under the same rules, but the state regimes are wildly different, and there are a lot of moving parts that make up the coast to live in a state. Which of them take the most money out of the...

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Chances are, you're underestimating the amount of progress we're going to make in technology, medicine, and a host of other things. Why? Because your brain, and mine, and everyone else's, thinks linearly, rather than exponentially. We...