Tag Archives: money matters

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September 6, 2017

Estimating the cost of college

By Kevin Theissen It doesn’t take a degree in finance to see that the cost of college continues to rise. In its 2015 report, the College Board showed that public…

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August 31, 2017

Have you tried taco mode?

By Kevin Theissen In March, the Harvard Business Review (HBR) offered some ideas about innovation in America. It’s a topic that deserves some attention as “recent data suggests that innovation…

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August 23, 2017

Your changing definition of risk in retirement

By Kevin Theissen During your accumulation years, you may have categorized your risk as “conservative,” “moderate,” or “aggressive” and that guided how your portfolio was built. Maybe you concerned yourself…

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August 2, 2017

Charts that matter

By Kevin Theissen In early July, Financial Times (FT) published a story titled “Five markets charts that matter for investors.” Among the issues addressed in the charts were the bond…

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July 27, 2017

Women and the retirement savings gap

By Kevin Theissen America Saves, a national campaign that promotes savings, notes significant differences in savings between men and women. A survey showed that women displayed a greater interest in savings, but there…

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July 20, 2017

The happiest countries in the world

By Kevin Theissen If you live in Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, or Finland, then you’re among the happiest people in the world. On the other hand, if you reside in Sierra…

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July 13, 2017

Monthly market insights for June 2017

By Kevin Theissen U.S. Markets The markets closed mixed for the month as investors grappled with oil prices, a volatile technology sector and news from central bankers. The Dow Jones…

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June 29, 2017

Is the U.S. government well run?

By Kevin Theissen Stop rolling your eyes. The Economist reported Steve Ballmer, former head of a large tech company, has been working on a new project—completing Form 10-K for the United…

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June 21, 2017

The future is almost here

By Kevin Theissen “Try putting your iPhones down every once in a while, and look at people’s faces,” said Amy Poehler, a comedian. Mobile technology: the next generation Faster and…