Where Fantasy Football Meets Retirement Planning

From what I can find on the Internet, it’s estimated that 40 million people will play fantasy football this year. In contrast, 50 million Americans have 401(k) accounts. The numbers aren’t too far off.   I admit, I’m one of the fantasy folks. The other day, while tinkering with my lineup, the thought hit me […]

Don’t let these investment “myths” sink your retirement plan

I can’t verify it, but supposedly this is a true story of a radio exchange that took place off the coast of Newfoundland between the American aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln and Canadian authorities:   Americans: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the north to avoid a collision.   Canadians: Recommend you divert YOUR course […]

60 Minutes Expose: U.S. stock market rigged?

Did you happen to catch 60 Minutes on CBS on Sunday? Their lead segment was entitled, “Is the U.S. stock market rigged?” and featured Michael Lewis’s new book about high frequency trading.   Very interesting.   If you’re an investor, you need to check it out. Or read Lewis’s book called Flash Boys. Or both.   Here’s an excerpt […]

How a brilliant doctor lost thousands

Think you’re having a bad day?   I just read in THE WEEK that the American author of Fiesta: How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona was recently gored by… a bull… in Pamplona.   Fortunately he survived but the doctors had to operate; he had his credibility removed.   Speaking of doctors, a physician […]

The WORST kind of emotional baggage

It happens every week. TimeOut New York magazine takes two lovelorn New Yorkers and pairs them up to see if they’re right for each other. They send them on a date, then ask each person to record their assessments independently. And then they publish the comments in the magazine.   More often than not, the […]