The Top Five Exceedingly Wrong Economic Predictions
With elections upon us, we take a look back at some of the wackier economic predictions, some panic induced, some more likely drug induced. We hope you find them as entertaining as we did.
Nine Ways to Save Social Security
August marks the 75th birthday for the New Deal stalwart, but is it a happy one?
On the Markets, You Gotta' Have Perspective
As Gilda Radner once said, "It's always something." As an independent RIA, I must concur, especially with the choppy markets of the past decade. Since...
Phil Demuth, Advisor and Bestselling Author, on Why Roth Conversions Are Falling Flat
It was supposed to be the perfect confluence of events. Tax law changes embedded in the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005 lifted income restrictions on those converting from Traditional IRAs to Roth IRAs in 2010.
Weekend interview: Phil Demuth, advisor and bestselling author, on why Roth conversions are falling flat
It was supposed to be the perfect confluence of events. Tax law changes embedded in the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005 lifted...
A great deal on CDOs
Hey, here's a stunning revelation; markets don't like uncertainty. Speaking with Ben Stein a while ago (my foot aches from the name I just dropped),...
It began with nothing but the best intentions: Financial advisors wanting to reap higher yields for their retail clients -- and in the process also...
Ben Stein (and whatever you do, don't call him a comedian)
We all know Ben Stein the actor, the writer, the game show host. But it's his first love, economics, that's getting him noticed of late....
Defying conventional convention
We hear it often. Boomers are the most studied, psychoanalyzed, commented on, targeted, loved and hated generation to date. Ben Stein asked us what we...
How to Ruin a Good Broker/Dealer
In the spirit of Ben Stein's How to Ruin Your Financial Life (Hay House, 2004), I penned the following guide to assuring the premature demise...