Mixtapes

Weekly Mixtape For October 3rd, 2021

Week In Review Articles The WSJ: Bill Averting Government Shutdown Signed Into Law The WSJ: Consumers Ramped Up Spending in August as Inflation Remained Elevated The WSJ: U.S. Consumer Sentiment Rises in Late September, Depressed Optimism Continues — University of Michigan The WSJ: Elizabeth Warren Says She Will Vote Against Second Term for Fed’s Jerome Powell The WSJ: Covid-19 Deaths in U.S. Level Off as…

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Weekly Mixtape For September 26th, 2021

Click Here Donate To My Block, My Hood, My City   Week In Review Articles The WSJ: Congress Heads Into Tumultuous Week Pressured by Converging Deadlines The WSJ: Fed Tees Up Taper and Signals Rate Rises Possible Next Year The WSJ: Evergrande’s Global Bondholders Didn’t Receive Interest Payment The WSJ: CDC Chief Backs Pfizer Boosters for At-Risk Workers in Break With Panel The WSJ: Cargo Delays…

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Financial Planning

Rethinking Retirement

This morning I spoke at one of my clients’ businesses–we’ve created a monthly financial literacy program that started with the topic of “What Is Money” and will end with investing in November. Today’s topic was retirement…  Before I get to today’s talk and what inspired this post, I wanted to highlight the genesis of this program. When my client approached…

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Weekly Mixtape For September 5th, 2021

Have a great holiday weekend! I’ll be back next week with a full Week In Review video and Mixtape! Tupac died 25 years ago this September. In the year prior to his death, Tupac had a creative run for the ages: 2 albums, 2 films, 12 music videos and songs for 6 posthumous LPs. His work ethic during the period…

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Bigger Picture

I Haven’t Forgotten You

Earlier this week I was listening to a Lute album from 2017 and one of my favorite tracks came on, Still Slummin’. For some reason, I was paying close attention to the lyrics when a line screamed out to me: “You in high demand and that’s life. Only one time to get it right. Take a flight, view this world…

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Weekly Mixtape For August 29th, 2021

Week In Review Articles The WSJ: Powell Says Fed Could Start Scaling Back Stimulus This Year The WSJ: Fed Chairman Powell Navigates the Inflation Debate The WSJ: U.S. Jobless Claims Rise but Hold Near Pandemic Low CNBC.com: Pandemic Unemployment Benefits End In September—Here’s Who Loses Aid The WSJ: FDA Gives Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine Full Approval The WSJ: Crypto Firms Want Fed Payment Systems Access—and Banks Are…

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Weekly Mixtape For August 21st, 2021

Week In Review Articles The WSJ: Afghanistan Government Collapses as Taliban Take Kabul The WSJ: U.S. Retail Sales Fell 1.1% in July as Spending Fell Across Categories The WSJ: Chinese Stocks Slide as Beijing’s Crackdown Shows No Sign of Abating The WSJ: Amazon Plans to Open Large Retail Locations Akin to Department Stores The WSJ: T-Mobile Says Hackers Stole Data on More Than 40 Million…

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Financial Planning, Investing

Not Investment Advice

This morning I emailed a client’s grandsons with a few recommendations for blogs and podcasts to help them continue their interest and education in personal finance and investing; I sent them home the other day with a copy of The Almanack of Naval Ravikant, The Psychology of Money, and How I Invest My Money but wanted to make sure they…

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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

My First NFTs: Nice Drips

THIS IS NOT INVESTMENT ADVICE–I AM NOT RECOMMENDING YOU START BUYING NFTs. I’M SHARING MY EXPERIENCE AND LEARNING IN PUBLIC LIKE I HAVE IN THE PAST. Like many, I’ve been sitting on the sideline watching the NFT market gain in popularity. I’ve been eyeing any NFT by Jack Butcher but they quickly go outside of my budget but I’m determined…

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Weekly Mixtape For August 1st, 2021

Week In Review Articles The WSJ: Fed Says Economy Has Progressed Toward Goals, Tees Up Bond Taper The WSJ: The U.S. Economy’s Prospects Looked Bright, Until the Delta Variant Surged The WSJ: Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates Imposed on Some Government Workers The WSJ: Ratings for Olympics Opening Ceremony Fall 36% From 2016 If we want exceptional children, we should encourage them to specialize early! …right?…

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