Personal Finance

How Living Longer and Saving Less will affect your Retirement

Retiring in America today is much different than that of several decades ago. No longer is the retirement scenario dominated by the fixation with accepting the gold watch at 65 years of age for a lifetime of service. Many choose not to retire at all, or find themselves wanting to work a second job in a different career, as the ...

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An Insider’s look into the College Admissions Fiasco

As I was perusing the Penn for Parents newsletter yesterday, I was amazed to find an article that had some substance, and wasn’t pushing the usual diversity and multicultural nonsense. Eric Furda, Dean of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania was reflecting on the current state of college admissions in light of the so-called Varsity Blues scandal that has involved ...

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Words of Wisdom to new MBA’s from the Oracle of Omaha

It seems like only yesterday that I was on stage receiving my MBA diploma and ready to conquer the world. Well, really I was just trying to get a job first. Times were different in the ’80s and ’90s. Tuition had yet to skyrocket, and an MBA degree was a novel segue to Wall Street and consulting. Today it is ...

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Socialist Attack on Men Cause their Earnings to Decrease

The women march blindly in the nation’s capital demanding equal pay with their male counterparts. No one could argue that they are incorrect. Equal pay should be received regardless of gender, race, etc. What lies beneath the surface of this quest is beyond what the average protestor imagines. We’ll come back to this in a minute. The reason this is ...

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How to take advantage of slowing Global Markets

I don’t know about you, but I’ve tired of the ping-pong game of international trade, particularly between China and the U.S. If you read the news each day, it is like volleying a tennis ball back and forth, with no winner or end to the match in sight. Welcome to the world of international trade. Yesterday’s headlines say tariffs are ...

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Hedge Funds become more fundamental as Investors Shift Interests

The provocative and esoteric world of the hedge fund is slowly turning towards a more traditional fundamental approach to investing. If you look at the typical prospectus of a hedge fund, it will be somewhat vague and furtive in its investment style. However, with a ten year bull run in the market, major investors in such funds, like pensions and ...

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College Students: Just Say No to New Income Sharing Agreement

Just say no to the new Income Sharing Agreement (ISA). I could leave it at that and write no more. Through a new kind of financial instrument called an ISA, financiers are transforming student debtors into stock investments, with much of the same risk and, ideally, greater returns. But the millennials who are mortgaging their futures by giving equity in ...

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Analyzing a Stock vs. Analyzing a Company

I have mentioned in previous articles that, in addition to the writing I do for Bull Market Rodeo, that I also write articles for Seeking Alpha. Most of the articles I write for Seeking Alpha are earnings previews—breaking down the whole picture of the stock ahead of the earnings report. When I say whole picture, I am talking about the ...

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