October 23, 2014

Ladder from above

Should You Be Building Bond Ladders In This Lower Rate Environment?

There was an interesting article by Joseph Lisanti in Financial Planning Magazine entitled, “Should You Be Building Bond Ladders?” which read in part: As with many strategies, laddering works best for clients with sufficient assets to benefit fully from it. “It is a tried-and-true strategy,” says Morris Armstrong of Armstrong Financial Strategies, an RIA in [...]

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Be Stupid

Which public policies help to decrease disparities in the distribution of wealth?

What if only enough redistribution were applied so that the top 1% (or whatever top segment) has just 15% of all wealth instead of 40% or whatever it is now?

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The Virginia Lottery

The Luck of the Lottery

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Government-run lotteries have a sordid and monopolistic past. Should we enforce a separation of sin and state?

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Panic Button

Advisors Focus On Panic Prevention In Volatile Market

Our brains are not wired well for handling the fluctuations in the stock market. Could a financial advisor help?

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Peaceful Sleeping

Achieving Financial Peace Of Mind

One goes to bed, while the other sits down to manage the family finances.

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Protest

Five Lessons from the Whiskey Rebellion

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The Whiskey Rebellion established the sovereignty of “we the people” to tax and oppress any selected group.

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Fish flow

Active vs. Passive: Where Money’s Flowing

Here is the number one criteria you should use in your fund screen.

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Dog and Turtle

How To Diversify Highly Appreciated Stock

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Exchange funds, also know as swap funds, can provide investors with one highly appreciated security a way to trade it for an equivalently valued but more diversified portfolio.

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Brain Scan

Driving Emotions From Your Investment Process: A 12-Step Program

Don’t let short term volatility ruin a brilliant long term investment strategy.

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Wrapped Gifts

Appreciating Donor Advised Funds

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There are five ways that both you and the government could make charitable giving more significant.

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