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Weekly Notables 10-16-19

Weekly Notables from the Desk of Brian Bickett, CFP®for the Week of October 16, 2019Living YOUR Life... I recently stumbled into this TEDx Talk titled "Why is Everyone So Fat, Broke and Busy?" .   It wasn't until the end that I realized that it was recorded...

Weekly Notables 10-9-19

Weekly Notables from the Desk of Brian Bickett, CFP®for the Week of October 09, 2019The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation... This week's retirement income article discusses GE's recent announcement to discontinue their employee pension plan as well as their offer...

Weekly Notables 10-2-19

Weekly Notables from the Desk of Brian Bickett, CFP®for the Week of October 02, 2019Social Security COLA... This week's retirement income article covers the expected Social Security COLA to be announced later this month, preparing Social Security Retirement Benefit...

Weekly Notables 9-25-19

Weekly Notables from the Desk of Brian Bickett, CFP®for the Week of September 25, 2019Mandatory Arbitration... This week's personal finance article explores the topic of mandatory arbitration agreements.  I agree with one of the sources of the article in that...

Weekly Notables 9-18-19

Weekly Notables from the Desk of Brian Bickett, CFP®for the Week of September 18, 2019Please enjoy this issue of "Weekly Notables"... This week's edition begins with the first of two personal finance articles which covers how, in specific circumstances, paying cash...

Weekly Notables 9-11-19

Weekly Notables from the Desk of Brian Bickett, CFP®for the Week of September 11, 2019Please enjoy this issue of "Weekly Notables"... This week's edition begins with an economic article on August's Jobs Report released last week showing the Mining and Logging sector...

Weekly Notables 9-4-19

Weekly Notables from the Desk of Brian Bickett, CFP®for the Week of September 04, 2019Please enjoy this issue of "Weekly Notables"... This week's edition begins with a market article providing an update on the on-going back and forth "negotiations" between President...

Weekly Notables 8-28-19

Weekly Notables from the Desk of Brian Bickett, CFP®for the Week of August 28, 2019Robocalls... This week's consumer article introduces the Call Filter app from Verizon to utilize their free service to begin blocking robocalls. While I usually receive between 6 to 10...

Weekly Notables 8-21-19

Weekly Notables from the Desk of Brian Bickett, CFP®for the Week of August 21, 2019Inverted Yield Curve... This week's financial article explores the brief inverted yield curve which occurred last week.  The article outlines that not only has an inverted...

Weekly Notables 8-14-19

Weekly Notables from the Desk of Brian Bickett, CFP®for the Week of August 14, 2019Perspective... This week's financial article explores Warren Buffett's response to the question "What would you do to live a happier life - if you could live all over again?" ...

Weekly Notables 8-7-19

Weekly Notables from the Desk of Brian Bickett, CFP®for the Week of August 07, 2019Peaking behind the curtain... This week's financial article introduces you to Dr. David Kelly, Chief Global Strategist of J.P.Morgan Asset Management.  He writes a widely-followed,...

Weekly Notables 7-24-19

Weekly Notables from the Desk of Brian Bickett, CFP®for the Week of July 24, 2019Speculating... This week's financial article reviews some of the potential drawbacks of the SECURE Act of 2019 to beneficiary investors - in it's current form, as it passed the...

Weekly Notables 7-17-19

Weekly Notables from the Desk of Brian Bickett, CFP®for the Week of July 17, 2019Active Pursuit of Goals... This past Sunday, Nicole and I took advantage of an opportunity to complete a Spartan Sprint at Fort Carson in Colorado.  It was the first time either...

Weekly Notables 7-10-19

Weekly Notables from the Desk of Brian Bickett, CFP®for the Week of July 10, 2019Saving vs Investing... Saving and investing are both important; however they are not the same thing.  My definition of saving is relatively low returns with very little (if any) risk...

Weekly Notables 7-3-19

Weekly Notables from the Desk of Brian Bickett, CFP®for the Week of July 03, 2019Gratitude... Take a moment (or much longer) this holiday week and acknowledge the sacrifices of so many that allow us the freedoms we enjoy.  No one got to where they are today...

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