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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 →

Documentary: Mind Over Money (2010). I recently stumbled across this television documentary while surfing Hulu Plus. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis; the worst since the Great Depression, PBS’ NOVA presents an entertaining and penetrating exploration of why mainstream economists failed to predict the crash of 2008 and why we so often make irrational financial… Read Article →

Television Show: American Greed (2007 – Present).  The tagline “Scams, Scoundrels, and Suckers” sets the stage for this show.  Narrated by actor Stacy Keach, this CNBC original prime-time series examines the dark side of the American Dream.  The program focuses on the rise and fall of high-profile, highly successful business-people; some of the biggest corporate and white-collar crimes in recent U.S…. Read Article →

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