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Best of Dennis – Can Americans Really Depend on Social Security?

Best of Dennis – Can Americans Really Depend on Social Security?

Dennis is recovering from his chemo/radiation treatment and hopes to be back writing soon. This article appeared on January 12, 2017. Can Americans Really Depend on Social Security? In 1935 the government passed Social Security into law setting up a government-managed retirement plan for the majority of US workers. To fund the plan, they passed the Federal Insurance […]

The Most Important Job Of Parenting No One Discusses

The Most Important Job Of Parenting No One Discusses

Just before my 79th birthday, I discovered I have cancer. There is an agonizing period where medical professionals determine the type of cancer, has it spread and what options are available. Your mind goes wild while waiting for test results and the big meeting to discuss a treatment plan. During that time, I was contacted by […]

The Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States of America with a vintage flag

Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

I hope everyone is enjoying their 4th of July. My webmaster sent me a link to a cool website that offers some history about the Declaration of Independence as well as the full text. As I read it, I realized the message from our founding fathers is more profound than anything I planned on writing. I encourage […]

Weekends together. Happy family of four is listening to brunet bearded dad, reading book about adventures, relatives look at him, smiling, at home on a couch

Your Children Are Listening More Than You Realize

The world was different before the invention of effective birth control. I had three children at age 22. My wife and I were primarily raised by our grandparents – we were scared. What did we know about parenting? Dr. Benjamin Spock’s best-selling book, “Baby and Child Care” touted, “mothers know more than you think you […]

Hey Parker Brothers! Bankers Changed The Rules Of Your Monopoly Game.

Hey Parker Brothers! Bankers Changed The Rules Of Your Monopoly Game.

In 1935, Parker Brothers introduced the game “Monopoly”. Wikipedia tells us: (my emphasis) “Monopoly is aboard game…. Players roll…dice to move around the game board, buying and trading properties, and developing them with houses and hotels. Players collect rent from their opponents, with the goal being to drive them into bankruptcy. Money can also be gained or […]

Will The Stock Market Protect You Against Inflation?

Will The Stock Market Protect You Against Inflation?

How do baby boomers protect their life savings from the ravages of inflation? Our recent interview with Chuck Butler got the attention of many readers. We reviewed how gold and foreign currencies performed during the high inflation Carter years. During a five-year period beginning 1/1/77, we experienced almost 60% inflation. That destroyed a lot of wealth […]

Make This Trade for 113% Returns in Calm Markets

Make This Trade for 113% Returns in Calm Markets

For a brief period, prior to both last week’s Fed meeting and the jobs report, it seemed like volatility was returning to the market. The VIX, the most popular measure of market volatility, climbed from about 13 to 15 possibly in anticipation of surprising news. The FOMC meeting did cause a bit of uncertainty, but […]