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Posts By: James

I remember the day it happened with amazing clarity.  As the morning sun heated my face, I stared unbelievingly at the bank statement that indicated a balance of -$1,540.  What? There’s no way my account is negative!  I have $15,000 in there! What happened?  Someone had stolen my identity!  While pretending to be me, this… Read Article →

Documentary: Detropia (2012).  The following synopsis was written by Caroline Libresco: Detroit’s story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century – the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now… Read Article →

Report: The Failure of the 401(k) (2010). Written by Robert Hiltonsmith of Demos, a non-partisan public policy research and advocacy organization, the research report examines the retirement security – or more accurately, the lack of security – provided to American families by 401(k) plans. The report concludes that retirement security has deteriorated in the past… Read Article →

Earlier this week, I reached out to SavvyReaders to get their suggestions for recommended content…content from any medium that inspired them, or provided good guidance, in their effort to get fiscally fit. Among the three books recommended by SavvyTaz was Debt Free for Life: The Finish Rich Plan for Financial Freedom. The Simple Retirement Spreadsheet… Read Article →

While the focus on this blog remains retirement planning, there is the recognition that certain practices support that objective.  One such practice?  Economizing the use of resources…or living frugally.  Therefore, I am pleased to announce that starting this Saturday, September 7, we will present a Living Frugally article every Saturday.  A Guest Contributor, Mr. Taz… Read Article →

Documentary: The Flaw (2011).  This documentary by David Sington takes a look at the recession and financial collapse of 2008, offering opinions of the causes through interviews with noted homeowners, economists, financial reporters, and Wall Street bankers.  While some critics believe it does not give a fair accounting of all the causes and the forces behind… Read Article →

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