We all hear stories about growing economic inequality, but pictures do indeed speak a thousand words. Light colors represent counties in the U.S. that are growing. Darker colors illustrate those falling behind. Red highlights parts of the country that new research says are economically “distressed.” The chart above was published today at Axios and comes … More The Economy Has Improved but Many Have Been Left Behind
The picture might give this away, but to find out how a long-time beach patrol officer answered this question, and what my experience suggests, click the following: What Is the Leading Source of Beach and Ocean Trash? To learn more about ways to keep our oceans clean please also visit the website listed below. Clean … More What Is Most Common Source of Beach Trash?
Walking makes you think better and goofing off is good for you. And no, I’m not being goofy. Classical Greek philosophers understood well the benefit of a break. Aristotle’s school of thought is called Peripatetic, which means “walking” or “given to walk about”, and members of his school were thought to do their best thinking … More To Think Better – Goof Off and Go For A Walk
At my firm, Fiduciary Wealth Partners, we are proud to have a new partner, Norb Vonnegut. Norb is a great advisor and has become a friend. This is not a press-release for Norb though. My brief update is about something that I’m quite passionate about: Investor transparency and the importance of true fiduciary responsibility. Please … More How Do You Know You Can Trust Someone With Your Money?
Strong Fiduciary Commitment – Why It Matters to Both Investment Firms and Investors In a sad follow-up to my last post, it seems like the somewhat two-faced arguments of the investment industry have for now, won the regulatory day. The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced it is delaying implementation of a new set of … More Fiduciary Commitment and Why It Matters
“Rogue Federal Agency” or “Watchdog Too Good At Its Job”? Above are two headlines from the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times that give two sides of a growing debate about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (please see the links at the bottom of the this post and click through). Having spent most … More Strong Consumer Watchdog or Rogue Federal Agency?
This blog was started a few years ago as a place to share provoking ideas. I haven’t been as active as planned (life does get in the way sometimes), but hopefully it has gotten a few useful thoughts going. In an effort to get back on track, but with a nod to the limits of … More Provoking Posts and Brain Food