States the Size of Countries

States the Size of Countries

It can sometimes be hard to understand just how large the U.S. economy is compared with the other countries of the world. You’ve probably read that California, alone, if it were an independent country, would have the world’s fifth largest economy. But what about the...
Are Americans Really That Destitute?

Are Americans Really That Destitute?

You’ve probably heard, in campaign speeches by Democratic Presidential contenders, that almost half of all Americans couldn’t cover a $400 emergency expense. Senators Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have all told audiences some version of this line....
Market Update – Summer 2019

Market Update – Summer 2019

How to make sense out of the recent market behavior?  We all experienced a painful decline in December 2018 before the markets took a sharp (and unexpected) about-face and delivered the biggest first-half-of-the-year in 20 years and the best quarter since 2009. The...
Email Cyber Theft

Email Cyber Theft

Our personal information has never been so easy to steal.  And mostly we have ourselves to blame. Come again?  Companies and consumers have been warned against sending out sensitive information as email attachments.  And yet many companies still send out credit card...
(Very) Faulty Forecasts

(Very) Faulty Forecasts

The U.S. stock market seemed to be trending downward until the Federal Reserve governors’ meeting, where word came out that the Fed would hold off on raising rates despite the growing economy, and that the Fed might even lower rates.  Stocks responded by reversing...
Safety First

Safety First

Senior citizens can find a wealth of “best of” lists on TheSeniorList.com, including best assisted living facilities, best dental and vision insurance for seniors, best online dating sites for seniors, best to-your-door meal delivery services, best senior cell phone...