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Book: The Millionaire Next Door (1996).  One of the first books I read when I started on the road to financial freedom. In The Millionaire Next Door, authors Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko summarize findings from their research into the key characteristics that explain how individuals became wealthy, defined as those with a net worth of… Read Article →

Interactive Website: New Adventures for Older Workers (2013). This PBS NewsHour interactive feature (text, videos, charts, surveys, and questionnaires) notes that more people are working well past traditional retirement age. It asks the questions, “Is retirement as we know it a thing of the past? How long are we likely to work?” The first chapter,… Read Article →

Newsletter: Bottom Line Personal.  As I have touched on previously, I firmly believe that total well-being involves more than just fiscal fitness.  It involves mental, physical and spiritual fitness as well.  This newsletter hits on all those areas.  As noted by the editor, this semi-monthly newsletter seeks to provide the best information, from the most knowledgeable sources… Read Article →

Report: The Plot Against Pensions (2013).  Anyone that has been following the story of Detroit’s emergency manager and the ongoing bankruptcy will find this report interesting. The author, David Sirota, evaluates the general state of the national debate over public pensions and makes the case that the impending collapse of pension programs is largely a… Read Article →

Documentary:The Water Front (2007). This short documentary (53 minutes), tells the story of a Detroit suburb, known as the birthplace of the auto-industry. Before Detroit, its appointed emergency city manager Kevin Orr, and its financial collapse, there was Highland Park. In June 2001, due to the city’s mounting fiscal crisis, an emergency financial manager was… Read Article →

Documentary: The Queen of Versailles (2012). This film offers a peek into to the lives of a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis of 2008. With epic proportions of a Shakespearean tragedy, the film follows two unique characters, whose rags-to-riches success stories reveal the innate virtues and flaws… Read Article →

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