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Lou Reed Walked On The Wild Side With His Estate Planning

Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised. After all, Lou Reed was the man who famously crooned, “Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side.” The late lead singer and guitarist of The Velvet Underground — and of course, a musician and songwriter with a successful, decades-long solo career — may have been a bit …

5 Posh Vacations -- And Their Affordable Alternatives

<i>By Nora Zelevansky</i><p><i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>We seem to be living in an era of high-low.<p>A-list actors who once starred only in Oscar-worthy films now have no compunction making appearances on pulp TV shows. Celebrity chefs oversee both fine dining establishments and fleets of food …

Without An Exit Strategy You Will Lose At Investing

It is normal and understandable that investor confidence grows as paper profits in a long rally or bull market pile up. It’s therefore normal and inevitable that investor sentiment will be at its most bullish for that cycle by the time a rally or bull market tops out.<p>However, it is also true that …

Vanguard's Chief Economist Says Bond Investors Should Adjust Expectations

America is at a unique crossroad. In short, we have record high government debt, billion-dollar fiscal deficits, abnormally low interest rates and weak economic growth. Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the industry’s thought-leaders, Vanguard’s Chief Economist, Joseph Davis, …

An Emotional Gut Check For An Aging Bull Market

What an awesome few years it has been for investors. Despite morbid political headlines in the Middle East and Europe and worrying economic news from, well, everywhere, markets for risk assets have been on a tear.<p>The numbers are gaudy. Over the past 5 years (through July 25, 2014), an investment in …

U.S. Air Force Will Save $50M With iPad Electronic Flight Bags

The U.S. Air Force has announced plans to buy up to 18,000 Apple iPads after a six-month trial at Little Rock Air Force Base. According The Street, the air force will spend $9.36 million to give pilots electronic flight bags.<p>Save weight, save money<p>Pilots typically carry 30-40 pounds of paper …

Government releases ‘unprecedented amount of data’ for National Day of Civic Hacking

Thousands of people are coming together this weekend to improve the American government.<p>Tomorrow is the National Day of Civic Hacking. A consortium of government agencies, businesses, and nonprofits are teaming up to hold 96 events in 83 cities around the country. The goal of the initiative is to …