June26

Brexit Blues: What Happens Next?

It’s official: UK voters decided to leave the European Union. Brexit was a seismic and unexpected result, which caught global investors off guard (more on that later). The big question: What happens next? As noted in Brexit Q&A, the “Leave” win means that the UK government must decide when to invoke Article 50 of the Treaty of
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June25

#277 Summer Travel with Peter Greenberg

Here’s the perfect antidote to Brexit Blues: Talking travel with Peter Greenberg. Peter, a multiple Emmy-winning investigative reporter and producer, is the travel editor for CBS News, appearing on CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, and Sunday Morning, among other broadcast platforms. He is also the host of  the public television show, “The Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg”.
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June18

Brexit Q&A

What is Brexit? Borrowing from the mash up “Grexit,” which referred to the potential exit of Greece from the eurozone, “Brexit” is used to describe the referendum (“Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?”), to be held on June 23rd. British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens who
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June17

#276 Father’s Day with Retirement Investing Expert Mark Cortazzo

We celebrate Father’s Day with guest Mark Cortazzo of Macro Consulting Group. Mark says retirement investing requires a big shift in thinking, especially when it comes to risk. While growing your portfolio, time and volatility can be your friend but once you start withdrawing from the portfolio, they become your enemy and market hits have a much
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June14

Father’s Day Advice: Cash is Best of the Worst

This is my third Father’s Day without a father and it still seems strange that he’s not here. I think about Albie (“Albert” to my grandmother, “Big Al” to others) every day and especially now, as we celebrate my niece’s and nephew’s high school and college graduations; new career turns for various family members; and
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June11

Will Fed Wait Until Dec to Raise Rates?

Seven years ago, the recession officially ended. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research’s (NBER) Business Cycle Dating Committee, the organization responsible for declaring the beginning and end of U.S. expansions and contractions, June 2009 was the nadir of the worst recession since the Great Depression. Yes, employment bottomed out six months after the
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June10

#275 Career Advice: Use Gums, Not Thumbs

Coach Barbara Russo has sound career advice for every worker: Use your gums, not your thumbs! In other words, stop texting and e-mailing and instead seek to create face to face relationships in your work life, if you want to succeed. Barbara says there are usually three types of clients that she encounters: those who
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June08

Freelance Nation

The US has become a freelance nation. Whether out of necessity (reduced hours/loss of job) or desire (flexibility/control over hours), more than 53 million Americans earn income from work that’s not a traditional 9-to-5 job – that amounts to 1 in 3 workers, according to Sara Horowitz, the founder and Executive Director of Freelancer’s Union.
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June04

Jobs Report Stinks: No Fed Rate Hike in June

The May jobs report was a stinker. The economy added just 38,000 jobs, the fewest since September 2010. Even adding back the 37,000 jobs lost in the telecom sector, which was primarily due to the recent Verizon strike, May was a dismal month for hiring. Adding to the downbeat news, revisions of March and April reduced jobs by
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June02

#274 Cleaning out the In-Box

It’s that time of the year…when all of your questions need attention! In addition to hearing your voices, we also love your e-mails. Unfortunately, they can start to pile up awfully quickly. That’s why from time to time, we need to plough through them. If we went too fast, just nudge us again with another
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