Economic Crisis

Michael on October 14th, 2008
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The stock market is hyperactive.
You: Gee, you think?
Indeed.  The last thing I saw this volatile was Joe Pesci in Goodfellas.
You: That guy was explosive!
Fortunately, less people will be murdered as a direct result of this market’s volatility.
You: I sure hope so.
One of the things to remember during periods of economic certainty is that the basics [...]

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I just got home from three days with over 3,200 financial planners.
You: How is that even possible?  I didn’t think there were even 3,200 people in New Hampshire.
I was at the 2008 Financial Planning Association’s annual conference in Boston. It just finished yesterday.

You:   Crazy timing.  Was everyone stressed out?
While it was, indeed, strange timing given [...]

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Michael on September 30th, 2008
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You: You’re in the WSJ Sunday, but you wait until today to tell me?  Why did you wait so long?
Well, with the Internet it’s not like the article went anywhere – you can still view it.  Besides, the content of the article is timeless.
You: What’s it about?
Not willing to click on that link yet, [...]

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Michael on September 29th, 2008
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Human nature is amusing sometimes.
You: Don’t you mean “amazing?”
Not this time.  Whether it be the health and safety of an individual or the foreign affairs or financial stature of a global superpower, it always seems to take a crisis for people to really start to care enough to put aside their differences in order to [...]

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