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The Night the Democratic Party Committed Political Suicide

Posted: Feb 01, 2018 12:00 PM<p>Before I get to the embarrassment of the nasty, bitter State of the Union display by the Democratic Party, let me lead …

My 2nd Career

A Decade Of CGI: Bill Clinton's Vision Of An Expansive, Progressive Middle

CGI doesn’t have a Congress. It doesn’t have an opposition party. It doesn’t have swing states, an electoral college, a judiciary, mid-terms, or for that matter, voters.<p>But that does’t mean that CGI – universally accepted do-gooder code for the Clinton Global Initiative, whose 10th annual version …

Seven Characteristics of Supply Chains to Admire

Supply chain excellence matters. As growth slows, it can make or break corporate performance. Now 30-years old, the practice of supply chain management is still evolving. The average manufacturing company has spent 1.7% of revenue on technology over the course of the past decade. Most of it has …

Senate Passes Sweeping Tax Reform Legislation

The Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act along party lines in a vote early Wednesday morning<p>The bill is slated to pass the House a second time …

Mitch McConnell

My Ten Best Wines of 2017

Americans are drinking more wine than ever before (and with the daily news feed it isn’t hard to understand why). Consumption spikes during the holiday season–duh, but it is worth noting that last year alone we guzzled almost 239 million bottles from the week of Thanksgiving through the week of …

Wine & Spirits

3 401(k) Myths You Shouldn't Believe

If you work for a company that offers a 401(k), you're in luck, because participating in a 401(k) is one of the easiest ways to accumulate wealth for retirement. Unfortunately, there's a lot of misinformation out there regarding 401(k)s, and if you buy into it, you could end up losing out. Here are …

Warren Buffett’s Best Investment

Bill and Melinda Gates share their 2017 Annual Letter.

Public Health

17 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Some are new, some are staff favorites, but all are terrific—and you’ll love at least one.<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p><b>The People We Hate at the</b> …

Books

Netflix’s year-end report reveals some insane streaming habits by users

Netflix released its year-end report Monday, and it revealed some…concerning streaming habits by users.<p>The most unbelievable tidbit to come out of the report is that one user streamed “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” every day for a year.<p>365 days in a row.<p>For comparison, the …

The Most Important Part of a Happy Retirement

Financial security and lots of activities to keep you busy are nice, but they aren't the most important thing.<p>We all have different goals as we plan …

Volunteering Overseas in Retirement

One great way to begin to assimilate into your new community, when and wherever you decide to relaunch your life in retirement overseas, is to …

How to survive 4 major retirement hazards

Retirement is fraught with perils that can wipe out sizable portions of your savings.<p>But there are ways to survive and sometimes prosper.<p>Here a four …

Retirement

The 4 R's of Retirement

Most people who retire in their 60s can expect to live another 20 or even 30 years. It’s a whole new life in which you no longer have to answer to …

4% is more of a guideline than a rule

In my last column I wrote about some considerations retirees should make when calculating how much money they are planning to withdraw from their …

Retirement

What Will Retirement Look Like For You?

A new study suggests that the vast majority of Americans are no where near prepared for retirement. Would your retirement plan make the grade?

Five ways to have a richer, fuller retirement

With a little effort, retirement could be a lot better for a large number of people, says certified financial planner Marc Freedman, the author of the new book <i>Retiring for the Genius</i> and CEO of Freedman Financial in Peabody, Mass.<p>What some retirees need to do is rethink their approach and create a …

How to Retire Early and Love It

8 in 10 Workers Believe Defined Contribution Plans Are an Effective Way to Save for Retirement

A LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute survey reveals that 8 in 10 U.S. workers believe that defined contribution (401(k)-type) plans are an effective …

Retirement

3 Stages of Saving and Spending in Retirement

Do you behave the same way you did 20 years ago? Are your spending habits the same? What about your saving behavior and income?<p>If the absurdity of …

Retirement

How to Formulate a Retirement Spending Plan | Stonepath Wealth Management

Contrary to conventional thought, retirement planning is not something that ends once one actually leaves the workforce and starts chipping into the …

Retirement

IRS Extends Deadline to Claim Retirement Loss Deductions

On September 18, the IRS released an advanced copy of Rev. Proc. 2014-54, which provides guidance on certain changes in method of accounting for …

Retirement

Retirement savings in the US grow across all age groups

According to a recent survey, median retirement nest eggs among employed adults of all ages either doubled or tripled between 2007 and 2014. The …

Innovation & Knowledge : Society | Ipsos

Innovation

Estate Planning 101: How to Divide Your Money

<i>In this second part of our series on how to pass along your money to heirs, we sketch out a method of deciding how to divvy up the assets. Elizabeth P. Anderson, CFA, the founder of Beekman Wealth Advisory, a boutique financial consultancy in New York, gives us her counsel on how best to perform</i> …

Workers Don’t Have the Skills They Need – and They Know It

How do workers feel about the adequacy of their skills? Until now, few studies have examined their views. Today, a survey of employees is being released that provides strong confirmation of the notion that employees need better skills to do their jobs well, especially skills related to …

Most People Don’t Want to Be Managers

Most American workers aren’t interested in becoming managers. At least, that’s what a new CareerBuilder survey seems to suggest.<p>Of the thousands surveyed, only about one-third of workers (34%) said they aspire to leadership positions – and just 7% strive for C-level management (the rest said they …