Archives For June 2006

My friend Allan Roth of Dare to be Dull has done a great job of applying the findings of Freakonomics to the financial planning business in this article on the FederalNewsRadio website. Good stuff. Read it and pass it on.

Money’s Walter Updegrave has written an article titled Why Men Don’t Know Jack About Retirement that talks about a recent retirement survey conducted by NewYorkLife. Continue Reading…

Here’s something kind of cool I read about in this article titled Social Networking for Bookworms in today’s Wall Street Journal. The website they profile is LibraryThing.com, which is a pretty neat site. Readers can create accounts and share their personal library with others. I set up an account but haven’t added any books to it yet.

Well, my Rendezvous is now over 4 years old and in need of new tires. I just priced some mid-range Goodyear Assurance ComfortTred for $115 each. According to the tire store’s website, the total price is going to be $550.61, which includes 4 tires, disposal fee (stupid), installation (I don’t like puttin’ on my own tires), and sales tax. It is expensive but what am I to do? I have to have tires.

One of my favorite magazines to read each year is Fortune’s Retire Rich issue that comes out each summer. This issue is dedicated solely to retirement planning. The issue also includes the Fortune 40, which are 40 stocks that they think are going to outperform the market over the coming year. Normally Continue Reading…

you have little money saved? That’s what this article from the July issue of Money attempts to answer. My first reaction Continue Reading…

That is the topic of this week’s cover story in Barron’s. It is very interesting. I wish the story was available to the public free of charge but it’s not.

The article highlights a company by the name of Business Intelligence Advisors (BIA), “which employs a number of former CIA and other national-security operatives to do behavioral analyses of corporate executives.” Their goal is to detect when company executives are being less-than-truthful (in other words LYING!).

Here’s what they look for: Continue Reading…