As my clients and readers of this space may remember, I've been talking about the impending rise in interest rates since the Obama administration, and finally, I'm being proven right.
One of my Grandsons was sleeping over last night, and Liz and I tried to get him interested in the classic movie, Singing In The Rain with little success. Because it’s a great movie we watched it anyway while my Grandson played on his tablet, a real-life illustration of the premise of the movie itself.
In his new book, Taste, My Life Through Food, actor Stanley Tucci tells this story: the first evidence of a drink called a cocktail comes from Hudson, NY in the year 1810.
My two enduring obsessions are a love of travel and the appreciation of simple, well-prepared food. I’m an amateur chef (emphasis on amateur), I love to watch cooking shows, read cooking books, and take cooking classes.
In my lifetime I've had a front row seat to the democratization of financial markets.
If you subscribe to Amazon Prime Video, I commend to you a documentary called LuLaRich.
I've been lucky enough to professionally help people retire for over 36 years now and it goes with the territory that I've seen beloved clients die and I've assisted in the estate settlement process to help distribute their life savings to their heirs.
If you pay attention to financial news, you are probably seeing a lot of discussion about inflation, which has reared its head in the U.S. economy after being mostly dormant for the last decade. In May 2021, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), often called headline inflation, rose at an annual rate of 5.0%, the highest 12-month increase since August 2008.1