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Report: The Parent Trap: The Economic Insecurity of Families with Young Children (2016). In this report, Demos experts Amy Traub, Robert Hiltonsmith, and Tamara Draut take a close look at the economic conditions facing parents of young children. They explore the demographics and economic data on households with children under five years of age and… Read Article →

Balancing Act: Wealth Management Straight Talk for Women Paperback: 168 pages Publisher: Joslyn G. Ewart (2016) Don’t be thrown, or put, off by the title. This book is intended for women and men who want to gain perspective and learn strategies they need to make sound financial choices. The author, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), identifies personal finance concepts and tools and… Read Article →

If you are familiar with Kitchen Nightmares or Bar Rescue, where Gordon Ramsay and Jon Taffer respectively, guide failing people/businesses to success, you’re already familiar with the basic idea behind Life or Debt, a new show on Spike. Victor Antonio, filling the role of Ramsay or Taffer, serves as the show’s host and financial guide. His mission?… Read Article →

Expository Series: A Region Left Behind: Lost Opportunity in the Deep South (2015). In this series, courtesy of The Washington Post, the question is asked, “What went wrong with the deep south?” The writers, videographers, and photographers tell detailed stories about why many residents of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia continue to struggle financially. The five… Read Article →

Movie: The Debt (2015). Stephen Dorff and David Strathairn star in this tale about imperial opportunism, familial love, and patriotic loyalty. The drama is set against the backdrop of an international finance deal in Peru; a deal with profound social implications for six people split between three groups: a father and son (indigenous farmers), wealthy American businessmen (best friends),… Read Article →

The Thorium Stratagem  Paperback: 386 pages Publisher: Penset Press (2016) A first here at RetirementSavvy, a novel review. In Author Kent Hinckley’s new book, a shy financial analyst from New York, Wyatt Paxton, visits an old schoolmate in Moscow who works for the FSB, formerly known as the KGB, the infamous security, intelligence, and police agency of the Soviet… Read Article →

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