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The Market vs. The Economy

As American Public Media’s Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal is fond of saying, “the market is not the economy and the economy is not the market.”  We’ve had a clear indication that this is true of late as volatility in the stock market has reached bear market territory by...

What’s in Your Safe?

Imagine converting all your assets to cash.  The value of your home, portfolio, artwork, vacation property, antiques, etc.  Needing somewhere to keep this cash, you commission a local company to build a custom safe. The safe’s principal function is to protect your...

Least Understood Financial Terms

Least Understood Financial Terms I recently read an article about a survey conducted on consumer confidence around financial terminology.  Very simply, respondents were asked to indicate how confident they were in understanding certain terms.  Terms that ranked...

Damage Control

Like the NPR Politics Podcast always begins, I should report that I am writing this blog the morning of Monday, October 15th.  Things in the market, economy and global political scene may very well change between now and when you read this.  With the speed of change...

Scaling Advice

I was recently reading an article where a nutritionist was commenting on the pluses and minuses of using rules of thumb and other broad-based rules in giving diet and fitness advice.  Her hypothesis was essentially that the person dispensing the advice needed to...