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Amazon and A Simply Disastrous Day for New York City

I have lived in New York for about 22 years and that is long enough to have seen some awful days here.    

The magnitude and human impact of Amazon’s reversal and departure from Long Island City cannot... Read →

Impossible Not to be Inspired by Mark Kelly’s Senate Ad Image Courtesy: C-Span

Impossible Not to be Inspired by Mark Kelly’s Senate Ad

Mark Kelly is an astronaut and Gabrielle Giffords’ husband.   In the years following Gabrielle Giffords’ shooting, he has become a vocal proponent of gun control.  

He announced this morning that... Read →

The United Kingdom is a Month From a Hard Brexit and It Could be Devastating for the Global Economy Image Courtesy: Pexels

The United Kingdom is a Month From a Hard Brexit and It Could be Devastating for the Global Economy

I have been amazed at the US stock market’s ability to move up so dramatically in January and into the first part of February.

The US media – even the financial media – has grown tired of reporting on Brexit.&... Read →

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BB&T And SunTrust to Merge, But Why?

BB&T and SunTrust Bank announced their merger this morning.   The ... Read →

February 2019 Update – With the Fed on Hold, Here Are Five Attractive Nationally Available Online Savings And CD Rates Image Courtesy: National Parks Service
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Stop Waiting for the Big Money Center Banks to Raise their Rates

It has been many years since I co-founded BestCashCow, and I have heard just about every excuse possible for keeping your cash in low interest earning savings and m... Read →

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Davos - Hypocrisy at its Worst

The world’s leaders are meeting again at the Davos World Economic Forum.  The media is also there, hungrily running after attendees to get their comments on everything from economic projections, environmental challenges, and p... Read →

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Wake Up Nancy (Be The Adult In Room)

By refusing to give Donald Trump his wall, you are missing a huge win and a major opportunity.  No one really gives a damn about the wall.  It’s obviously a political chit and a vanity project.  But, it is also a hug... Read →

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Jack Bogle, Index Investing and BestCashCow

Jack Bogle pioneered the investing world and the mutual fund industry.   He taught the world that they should not be paying fees for performance, and that seeking to be average will outperform over the medium-term and the long-... Read →

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – Everything for Everyone - While Rome Burns

29 years old, street smart, and wonderfully idealistic, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is enjoying a spectacular ascent in the political world.  She is bright, engaging, and strong.  At 29 years of age, she is, in fact, the youngest ... Read →

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Nothing Could Be More Dangerous Than to Buy a Bond Fund Right Now

Occasionally, financial planners reach out to me and want to connect on LinkedIn and social media.  While I do not hold financial planners in very high esteem since, they are always selling their latest product.  I occasionally... Read →

Platinum Card Is No Longer Accepting Delta Gift Cards Against Airline Credits Image Courtesy: American Express

Platinum Card Is No Longer Accepting Delta Gift Cards Against Airline Credits

American Express’s Platinum card once gave cardholders a $200 annual credit against airline purchases.   Several years ago, Amex “upgraded” its program by only applying the $200 annual credit against incidenta... Read →

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Jim Cramer Says to Buy CDs

Amazingly, Jim Cramer, the biggest proponent of the stock market was interviewed on NBC’s Today show the other day and couldn't say anything other than to buy CDs.

It is a video so extraordinary that you need to watch... Read →

I Am Just Not Too Excited About a 1-Year CD at 2.85% APY Image Courtesy: Pexels

I Am Just Not Too Excited About a 1-Year CD at 2.85% APY

There are several well-known online banks that are offering 1-Year CDs at 2.85%.  In fact, some banks may even be a little higher.   You can see the list of the best on... Read →