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SOW: The Whistleblower Fund - The Meridian Blog

Holding Wall Street accountable is a frequent theme on my blog and in fact was the reason I started blogging way back in 2005. One of the people I’ve …

A Tip on TIPS...Be Careful - The Meridian Blog

While currently low, inflation is a hot topic these days. It’s difficult not to turn on the television or read a financial blog without hearing about …

Overvalued Stocks & Fed Driven Markets - The Meridian Blog

Are stocks cheap or expensive? As always, it depends with whom you speak. One thing seems sure, much of the rally in stocks has something to do with …

Meridian Wealth Management

It's 2000 & 2007 All Over Again - Pragmatic Capitalism

“I have to get into this market; otherwise it’s just dragging on me” (A portfolio manager quoted in the Wall Street Journal just prior to the March …

NTSAA Resorts to Auto-Enroll to Boost Membership

The National Tax Sheltered Accounts Association (NTSAA) just announced that membership has increased, from 700 to 1500. What accounts for this growth?<p>…

The Rise of State Run 403(b) Programs?

Most states offer some sort of multiple employer deferred compensation plan (457(b)), far fewer offer a similar 403(b) program, but this might be …

GMO's Grantham: "Fugetaboutit" - The Meridian Blog

I feel somewhat sheepish admitting to what I’m about to say, but I just got around to reading Jeremy Grantham’s (Grantham, Mayo and Van Otterloo) …

Should Teachers Be Wary of Former Truck Drivers?

You may not know it, but Mark Miller, a former truck driver (pictured above) is purported to have "...made more in commissions in a month than he …

The Teacher's Advocate

The Teacher's Advocate. 86 likes · 1 talking about this. The Teacher's Advocate began as a blog over a decade ago promoting reform in 403(b) & 457(b) …

Protecting The Public Is About More Than Just Fiduciary; Competence Matters, Too

Notwithstanding some of the successes of the Financial Planning Coalition in pushing forward the fiduciary battle in Washington, requiring all …

The 403(b) Advisor of the Future Part I

In this series of short posts, I'll describe the future of 403(b) Advisors.<p>The days of non-fiduciary based, limited skillset, product toting …

Idiocracy: Why Cyprus Matters

Cross-Posted from the Official Meridian Blog at Meridian Wealth Management.<br>Late Friday night news began to break of a deal to provide support to …

Simon's "Fleecing" Series Spotlight

Back in 2007 a colleague of mine, W. Scott Simon wrote a seven part series for Morningstar called "Fleecing 403(b) Plan Participants."<p>Many things …

Conflicts In Fixed Annuities: Incentives - Part I

Our nation's school employees are subjected to insurance salespeople everyday touting the newest and greatest fixed annuities. I decided to start a …

Wall Street Rant: Is This Bull Market Fundamentally Driven?

Those who read this blog know that I have a great appreciation for the Shiller PE10, also known as CAPE – Cyclically Adjusted Price Earnings. I came …

Debt and Delusion

NEW HAVEN – Economists like to talk about thresholds that, if crossed, spell trouble. Usually there is an element of truth in what they say. But the …

Book Review: The Demon Under The Microscope - The Meridian Blog

I just finished Thomas Hager’s The Demon Under the Microscope and am disappointed…that it had to come to an end!<p>I read a lot of books (I actually …

U.S. Stock Market: Too Good to Be True?

There is nothing worse than buying at the top of the market. Think back to the last two economic cycles. If you bought the US stock market or real …

SHILLER: 'We're Living In A Totally Artificial Real Estate Economy'

"One thing that makes it very hard to forecast home prices right now is that we're living in a totally artificial real estate economy," said Shiller, co-creator of the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller Index, a widely followed measure of housing prices.<p>Shiller pointed to the Federal Reserve, which …