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4 Exciting New Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers in May 2018

Editor's Note: The offers referred to in this article below have all expired.   To view the most current travel rewards and cash back credit card offers, please visit Read →

A Rock Solid Investment  -- And Mothers Roll the Dice with the Lives of Their Children:  A Story of Sex, Cancer, and Ignorance Image Daily Mail

A Rock Solid Investment -- And Mothers Roll the Dice with the Lives of Their Children: A Story of Sex, Cancer, and Ignorance

I am talking here about a parent’s opportunity and responsibility to ensure that his or her daughter (son too) receives the HPV vaccine (the human papillomavirus vaccine), preferably between the ages of 11 and 12.  This vaccin... Read →

May 2018 Brings Higher Savings Rates – Here are 5 That We Think Will Continue to Go Up

As we begin May 2018 and approach the second and third meetings of Jay Powell’s tenure as Chairman of the Fed, we are continuing to see savings rates firm up.

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What is Really Happening between the Koreas?

Why such apparent and abrupt change of positions between North and South Korea?  Is it, perhaps, fear on both sides of an unpredictable Donald Trump and what he might do without even a minute’s notice and certainly without con... Read →

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Facebook’s Problems Are Just Beginning

In 2004, I founded a company called WiProx.   The company was based on a vision that a ubiquitous platform could deliver contextual advertising to individuals who have opted into this advertising and who would receive considera... Read →

The 10-Year Crosses 3% - As Public Interest in CDs Increases, Avoid Brokered CDs

I have come across a lot of people recently who believe that this is the time to lock into long-term CDs now that the US 10-Year Treasury has crossed 3%.   I beli... Read →

US Treasury Department Eases Sanctions on Rusal – Is this Trump Or Something Else? Image Courtesy: Newsweek

US Treasury Department Eases Sanctions on Rusal – Is this Trump Or Something Else?

The US government’s sanctions against Russians who interfered in the October 2016 US election seem to be having some impact.  The most recent round of sanctions – directly against bizillionaire Oleg Deripaska – thr... Read →

The Six Biggest Crimes of Online Banks

It has been over 15 years now since I opened my first online savings accounts with ING Direct (now Capital One 360) and HSBC Direct (now HSBC Advance).   In that time, I have experienced a lot of different service levels and ex... Read →

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Michael Cohen Is Not Flipping

Over the last two days, it has been very difficult to turn on the news without a major network reporting that Michael Cohen may flip and turn State’s evidence on the man who has employed him for a decade as his organization’s... Read →

Ally Invest Offering $3,500 for New Account Holders Bringing Over $2 MM

For many years, ETrade and TD Ameritrade have given customers $2,500 for bringing over $1,000,000 in cash or securities into a new or existing account (these bonuses are ordinarily limited to one per year).

Ally Invest today se... Read →

The Philadelphia Video Could Cause Starbucks to Lose Half Its Valuation Image Starbucks

The Philadelphia Video Could Cause Starbucks to Lose Half Its Valuation

I’ve patronized Starbucks for years.    The business model – in the US, in Europe and in Asia - is one of getting the stores to look full.   I’ve never been to a Starbucks where customers aren&r... Read →

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Cohen Raid Brings RICO Into Play

With the raid of Michael Cohen’s office, it is becoming clear that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had decided to pursue a RICO case against Trump and his associates and perhaps his family.

Passed in 1970, the Racketeer In... Read →

Hyatt Paris Madeline is Not a Bad Way to Use Your Chase Points in Paris

On my most recent trip to Paris, I stayed at both of the Park Hyatt Vendôme and Hyatt Paris Madeline.  I think t... Read →

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No Guardrails for the US Economy

At first, the market dipped, then rallied after China matched Trump’s  $50 billion tariff threat.   Now it is dipping at his latest salvo – $100 billion more.  Traders are searching for some rationale for ... Read →