LOOKING AT YOUR PENSION

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TAKE IT?

February 21, 2018

I recently came across an article in Money Talk Life, a commentary published by TD Bank, and written by Don Sutton. The piece deals with the issue of the timing of beginning one’s pension. Needless to say, there are many financial issues and implications to consider. As with all things of this nature, every individual’s circumstances are different. There is never a “one size fits all” solution. The article is quite long, but I thought that it might be useful to touch on some of the major points raised in it. Read More…


TO GIVE OR NOT TO GIVE

ALMOST ALL CHARITIES DEPEND ON INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS TO SURVIVE, AND THOSE DONATIONS ARE DECLINING; WHY, AND WHY SHOULD WE CARE?

January 16, 2018

While charities of all types seek funds all year, things really ramp up during the holiday season. The reasons are obvious: people are generally in better spirits than they might otherwise be, and, I think, tend to reflect more than they otherwise do about just how fortunate they are. In short, there is a feeling of generosity that is just not there for most of the rest of the year. Read More…


Can Bitcoin be valued on a fundmental basis?

What Is Bitcoin Really Worth? Don’t Even Ask.

December 18, 2017

Hardly a day has gone by recently in the financial press without an article (or two or three) dealing with the remarkable rise of Bitcoin.  But what is it really worth?  Can any sort of fundamental valuation assessment be used?  Noted Yale economist Robert Shiller thinks not.  Mr. Shiller’s comments are always an interesting read and this article is no exception.  To see his comments in their entirety, please click on the link below.  The article was published in the New York Times on December 15, 2017.

NY Times By ROBERT J. SHILLER  DEC. 15, 2017