May 5 2014

Latest jobs report 288,000 jobs added

The latest jobs report showed a relatively healthy month for April 2014.  288,000 jobs were added and the jobs were being added across various industries.  This report came in higher than most economists were predicting.  However, even with this boost the trajectory of added jobs is still very low compared to other recoveries.  One month […]

Apr 3 2014

Lowest paying jobs in America. Top 20 lowest paying jobs

There is a growing disconnect in the country between the working class and those in more professional careers.  Part of this is coming from massive globalization that is extracting lower wages for the vast portion of our nation.  The market craves lower costs and higher profits and the two don’t typically align with keeping things […]

Feb 23 2014

4% Rule for Retirement Withdrawals is Nonsense. 4% rule plays off of massive consumption society.

A few weeks ago I happened to catch Suze Orman’s show on CNBC.  One caller had her case analyzed.  She had something like $1.5 million in assets and had her home paid off.  She is clearly in a very good position and puts her within the top 2 percent of households in the United States.  […]

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