They’re Good Plans Brent

They’re Good Plans Brent

My favorite Twitter account is WeRateDogs. They are unabashedly pro-dog. All the dogs submitted are rated higher than 10/10, usually a 12 or 13. As crazy as that rating system seems, it communicates that “all dogs are good” and getting better. With the...
Low-Growth World

Low-Growth World

If we are in a Low-Growth World – long term retirement savings becomes more important. One common belief is that “I will catch up later” and that a savvy investment will pay off handsomely and make up for any lost time in long term savings. But what if we are in a...
Stop Talking About the Leaks!

Stop Talking About the Leaks!

What’s with the constant focus on any kind of metaphor for expenses? Drip. Leak. Leakage. Evaporation. Etc.  I’m more worried about those who end up with a low cost account full of nothing because they were too frightened to put any money into a 401(k)...
Two Johns – Hancock and Oliver

Two Johns – Hancock and Oliver

What do you do when one of your favorite TV shows skewers one of your favorite vendors?   I remember 20+ years ago my disbelief when one of the consumer research magazines looked into industries I had an intimate knowledge of. I wasn’t surprised then that...
I’m A Pirate, You Should Be Too

I’m A Pirate, You Should Be Too

I am a pirate, both my kids are pirates and I have a one eyed cat.  Pirates deeply believe in stashing gold.   They do have daily tasks to manage – repairing a ship and stocking a hold. Surprisingly pirates really have a long-term vision; a long-term goal of having a...