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Week Ending August 26th, 2017

Macro
  1. European junk bonds are now yielding less than treasuries! – link
  2. “Robot anxiety” may have been a factor in last year’s election – link
  3. Japan’s lessons for debt addict China – link
Micro
  1. Which home improvements pay off the most? – link
  2. Avoid these 11 costly Medicare mistakes – link
  3. A better way to earn air miles – link
  4. Bonus: The best thing to do in every state this Fall – link

Week Ending March 17th, 2017

Macro
  1. 8 charts that show how insane the economy is today – link
  2. Pension storm warning – link
  3. Population decline may actually not be that bad for a country – link
Micro
  1. Best places to retire – all 50 states ranked – link
  2. 10 secrets nobody tells you before buying a home – link
  3. Taking your pension – lump sum or annuity? – link
  4. Bonus: Reviews of all the TV shows coming this Spring – link

Week Ending October 28th, 2016

Macro
  1. An uneasy calm grips markets prior to US elections – link
  2. A 1% rise in yields would “lead to the worst price decline in bonds since 1981” – link
  3. Chinese banks need $17 trillion to cover bad debts – link
Micro
  1. Important rules when loaning money to family – link
  2. How to find a financial advisor you can trust – link
  3. Consumer reports 8 most reliable car brands – link
  4. Bonus: 50 best movies of all time- according to critics – link

Week Ending August 19th, 2016

Macro
  1. Is Frexit soon on the cards? – link
  2. Desperate Bank of Japan now a major stockholder- link
  3. Deutsche financing gap could wipe out its equity – link
Micro
  1. The case for life insurance that pays out for long-term care – link
  2. 100% telecommuting the preferred option for parents – link
  3. A tale of Mr.Market – link
  4. Bonus: Video-conference your dog while you are away – link

Week Ending May 6th, 2016

Macro
  1. Why Bill Gross is for helicopter money – link
  2. China’s ever-increasing debt bubble- link
  3. Why El-Erian thinks the Fed won’t go to negative rates – link
Micro
  1. Ten things to know about Social Security – link
  2. Seven features homebuyers want most – link
  3. Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) basics – link
  4. Bonus: Your Kentucky Derby party checklist – link

Week Ending February 29th, 2016

Macro
  1. Is this country’s banking system bubble 4x that of US subprime? – link
  2. What is “Helicopter money” and why won’t it work – link
  3. The war on cash is real and its escalating – link
Micro
  1. These are the best private colleges ranked by value – link
  2. You can now buy a home again with only 3% down! – link
  3. 8 situations where an emergency fund can be vital – link
  4. Bonus: The 25 best Caribbean islands ranked – link

Week Ending June 5th, 2017

Macro
  1. The internet killed inflation – link
  2. Wage growth for non-babyboomers is pretty decent – link
  3. Is China the greatest financial bubble in history? – link
Micro
  1. Millenials are saving for freedom, not retirement – link
  2. 5 of the top retirement myths – link
  3. Top colleges – ranked by value – link
  4. Bonus: What color shoes match with what suits? – link

Week Ending January 31st, 2017

Macro
  1. Why driverless cars will be good for automakers – link
  2. A rise of the machines – millions of US jobs to be wiped out in the next few years – link
  3. Shiller P/E Index hits levels only surpassed in 1929, 1999 and 2007 – link
Micro
  1. 2017 IRA Contribution dates, deadlines and income limits – link
  2. 5 ways not to gift to children and some better ways to do it – link
  3. I am a landlord- can I ever retire without a big tax bill? – link
  4. Bonus: Hockey great on the importance of dreaming big – link

Week Ending September 30th, 2016

Macro
  1. Bailout refused for a bank that would dwarf Lehman – link
  2. Financial risk continues to rise in China – link
  3. Legendary investor sees oil prices rising – link
Micro
  1. Should you use premium or regular gas? – link
  2. How to get out-of-state college at in-state prices – link
  3. Test your retirement IQ – link
  4. Bonus: The way guys wear suit jackets has changed fundamentally – link

Week of June 3rd, 2016

1. Brexit might be worse for the EU than for the UK – link
2. The govt is pouring money into the internet of things- link
3. US Debt clock – you will be shocked how much you owe – link
Micro
1. Best and worst cities for work-life balance- where does yours rank? – link
2. Six simple money tips for recent grads – link
3. Does Long-term care insurance make sense for you? – link
Bonus: Father’s Day gift ideas from AskMen – link

Week Ending April 1st, 2016

Macro
  1. These are the 5 biggest EU breakup risks – link
  2. The case for Universal Basic Income (a form of “Helicopter money”) – link
  3. The case against Universal Basic Income – link
Micro
  1. Here is what LIFE can be like after retirement – link
  2. Seven great part-time jobs for retirees – link
  3. Jobs least likely to be taken over by robots – link
  4. Bonus: Scary robot video – link

Week Ending January 29th 2016

Macro
  1. This big bank’s stock price is in trouble – link
  2. Why negative interest rates are becoming the new normal – link
  3. China’s $28 trillion debt problem – link
Micro
  1. These are the most and least tax-friendly states for retirees – link
  2. Fintech technology is a serious threat to the big banks – link
  3. The refi surge is back yet again! – link
  4. Bonus: These math-based sculptures will hypnotize you! – link