It’s awfully difficult to project the long-term impact of this or that when they’re 7, 8 and 10. A museum exhibit or a day at the zoo. A mid-week baseball game or a weekend ballet recital. We just don’t know what will come of what. As a strident believer in […]
Invest in Childhood
The chairs have been stacked, the floor swept clean, and the banners begrudgingly pulled down. It was a grand affair, but the curtain has closed on the 2014 camp season. I know this for certain because my Facebook feed has once again become a steady stream of back to school […]
Just before 2013 waved to us from the docks, I decided it was high time I position myself at the helm and exert more control over my retirement savings rather than continue to acquiesce to unseen Wall Street power brokers. Here’s why you too should retire now (a little bit).
Oh how clever. The financial industry is jumping on the “day” bandwagon (see: National Pancake Day, Talk Like a Pirate, Waste An Entire Day On YouTube Day, etc.) by making today, 5/29, 529 College Savings Day. Seems like as good a day as any then to revisit my case AGAINST […]
I was a guest on a segment of HuffPost Live yesterday discussing my ideas about ways a parent/grandparent/guardian might better invest in a child than merely saving money for their college education. The 1/2-hour discussion was lively and engaging, although it too often veered away from my focus on this […]
Thanks to the relative controversialality (made-up word) of my case against college savings, I have made it onto The Huffington Post frontpage. Surely CNN, Headline News, The New York Times, and The White House aren’t far behind. You read OWTK, so you’ve read it already, but would you fancy reading […]
*This article has also appeared on The Huffington Post, with slightly more commentary from others I reckon. A few housekeeping things right off the bat: The below stance has nothing at all to do with the validity of college savings plans themselves; the investments, management fees, etc. The opinions expressed […]