This note will print a little long, as I want to get some informative charts in your hands and a few quick comments on each.
The weekly jobless claims report that was released this morning was not a surprise -- but words can't describe it. So here's the chart. I've marked the 2009 unemployment peak...Read more
I've fielded a few questions in the last couple of days about the safety of our bond investments. The quick answer is that we maintain a very high quality bond portfolio -- and monitor the credit quality closely. When we need to use bond funds instead of directly owning bonds, I have rigid...Read more
When I started my first job after college -- before I became a financial planner -- I was handed an enrollment packet for the company's 401(k) plan and told to pick what I would be investing my retirement savings in. Like many people, I had no idea what the right choice was so, naturally, I...Read more
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