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This post was first published on BillMoyers.com By Neal Gabler There are plenty of reasons to bristle at President Trump’s tweets on Puerto Rico, which is suffering horribly from Hurricane Maria, not least of which is the racist suggestion that Hispanics there don’t deserve the same treatment as mainland white Americans. But in all his… Read Article →

Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide & Threatens Our Future Hardcover: 218 pages Publisher: Basic Books (2017) Author Thomas M. Shapiro is the Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy at the Heller School, Brandeis University, where he directs the Institute on Assets and Social Policy. While many will reflexively… Read Article →

SUPERHUBS: How the Financial Elite & Their Networks Rule Our World Hardcover: 227 pages Publisher: Nicholas Brealey (2017) Illuminating and frightening; the words that came to mind as I worked my way through the new book by Sandra Navidi, the Founder and CEO of BeyondGlobal, a consulting firm, where she renders macroeconomic and strategic positioning advice. SuperHubs provides a rare,… Read Article →

In a new report, The Asset Value of Whiteness: Understanding the Racial Wealth Gap, authors Amy Traub, Laura Sullivan, Tatjana Meschede, and Tom Shapiro accurately note issues of racial inequity are increasingly at the forefront of America’s public debate and probe the causes of the racial wealth gap. The racial wealth gap – different from… Read Article →

Documentary: Class Divide (2016). In this HBO documentary, director Marc Levin takes a look at gentrification and growing inequality as it happens in Manhattan’s West Chelsea neighborhood. The film shines a light on two distinct worlds that share the same Chelsea intersection – 10th Avenue and 26th Street. On the East side of 10th avenue sits Chelsea-Elliot Houses… Read Article →

The following is a guest post from Rhett Ahlander, a finance writer reporter for Fusion 360, an SEO and content marketing agency. Information provided by Sanctuary Wealth Management. Making Money and Investing Wisely When it comes to making money and investing wisely, any financial advisor in Idaho and elsewhere would say that it takes a few key… Read Article →

When it comes to calculating interest, the two basic choices are simple and compound. Simple Interest is calculated one time solely as a percentage of the principal sum. As an example, if the principle is $100, and the interest rate is 4%, the value at the end of the interest period (e.g. monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, annually) would be $104… Read Article →

We often hear the terms rich and wealthy bandied about. Leaving aside the question of rich, we’ll focus on wealthy. There is no doubt that there are many different opinions about what constitutes wealthy. Some consider investable assets ($500,000, $1,000,000, more?), some think in terms of income ($100,000, $150,000 or $400,000 per year?), while others… Read Article →

This post was originally published in December 2013. During the course of previous discussions, we have identified three general stages in an individual’s investment lifecycle: building a fiscal foundation (conducted during your 20s and 30s), accumulating wealth (occurring between the early 40s and mid-50s), and pre-retirement, the five-year period prior to your desired retirement age. During the… Read Article →

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