The Insurance Lobby Strikes Again

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The LIFE Act has nothing to do with life. In fact, the acronym for the act is supposed to stand for “Lifetime Income for Employees Act.” H.R. 8990 was introduced by Congressmen Norcross (D) and Walberg (R). The bill is simple, less than five double-spaced, 2-inch margined pages that propose to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 …

Living Your Money Values

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I’ve flirted with fitness trackers for the better part of a decade. I originally picked up a Jawbone UP in 2013, even spending the money to upgrade my brick cellphone to my first smartphone so I could use the thing. There was something appealing or futuristic about knowing your heart rate and how many steps you’d taken; now step tracking …

Highest and Best Use

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There’s an odd term that often comes up in business school: “Highest and best use.” The fundamental point of the term is the argument that only certain professionals are enabled to perform certain tasks either by skill, experience, or licensure. Consequently, the business phrase “highest and best use” refers to ensuring that those professionals spend as much time as possible …

An Obsession with Saving

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Like most obsessions, my obsession with saving didn’t start with saving or as an obsession. In fact, to go back in time a few years, you’d think I had an issue with money avoidance. Today I wanted to take some time to trot down the personal path and share how it came to be that I effectively deploy over 40% …