17 Jan 2019

Why Teaching Financial Literacy Is a Failure

    In a Jan. 9, 2019 press release from American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the group lists 10 steps individual investors should take to transform themselves into “a new financial you” in 2019. The CPAs offered the list in an honest effort to help Americans “ensure their financial house

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08 Jan 2019

Is There Room in Broadcasting for Non-Corporate Financial Journalists?

    Financial journalism used to be a straightforward presentation of market, company and economic facts. It was popular among business people and investors because it was predictably boring to other audience. It was just the facts. However, almost imperceptibly over the past decade or so, financial journalism, especially on

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17 Jul 2018

How to Hire a Financial Writer

It sounds simple, but hiring a financial writer for a corporate job in the financial services industry is complex. The reason is that many corporate hiring managers don’t have a realistic idea of what a financial writer is supposed to do. Are they going to write speeches, quarterly market commentaries,

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14 Jun 2018

Mutualfundreform.com is now Theprogressiveinvestor.org

      Since it was created in 2011, Mutualfundreform.com has sought to educate investors and future retirees about the ways to secure a more financially stable retirement.  Now, something is happening that can increase your odds of having a more financially stable retirement. That is the start of a

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20 Mar 2018

Why the Investment Industry Ignores the Retirement Crisis

[sgmb id=”1″] With over $19 trillion under management and the largest political lobby in Washington, you would think the investment industry, comprised of global banks, investment firms, U.S. registered investment companies and the insurance industry, would have a vested interest in seeing that more Americans enjoy a financially comfortable retirement.

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13 Mar 2018

Kudlow Is No Friend of Individual Investors

[sgmb id=”2″] The news today that Larry Kudlow, a CNBC TV market commentator and ex-Bear Stearns economist, may be the next White House’s National Economic Council, (succeeding Gary Cohen who resigned) is another bad omen for individual citizens and investors. Kudlow is an unabashed and unquestioning  advocate who pushes the prevailing

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12 Feb 2018

Financial Reporters Missed the Role of Neoliberal Bias in Recent Market Volatility Reporting

[sgmb id=”2″] The stock market’s recent spike in extreme volatility produced reams of good explanations about its fundamental and technical causes, but it failed to address the permanent fundamental conflict that underlies the volatility: the possible shift in political-economic power between and the deep-rooted conflict between business and labor, Wall

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24 Apr 2017

An Overdue Parody on Capitalism or How Did Trump Become a Billionaire?

[sgmb id=”2″] For a much-needed parody about the failure of corporate capitalism, check out this article in the Monthy Review. If you don’t think unregulated corporate capitalism has a lot of problems, how do you explain the sad fact that Trump became a billionaire? This is a very clever, much-needed

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24 Jan 2017

How Will the Press Cover A President That Is Mentally Unstable?

[sgmb id=”2″] “Trust me,” Trump said, “I’m, like, a smart person.” The unspoken and emerging realization is that President Donald Trump suffers from mental stability, specifically a “Narcissistic Personality Disorder.” While making any psychiatric diagnosis without actually having frequent meetings with a person is based on educated conjecture, it is not

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21 Jan 2017

Get Active: Get Your Ideas Noticed in These Uncertain Times

[sgmb id=”2″] Need a blog, article, feature story, speech or corporate writer with 35+ years of experience to write or manage a project, write a book or edit a newsletter? Let me know. I have written by-lined articles for over 50 publications, plus a few books and won national writing awards (Society

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