Podcasts

RH 008 Millennials and Brown Shugga

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Show Notes Segment 1 – Retirement There are 80 million millennials which makes them the largest generation in the US We feature Schwab’s Winter edition of On Investing, the Ask Carrie column Millennials are socially responsible, committed to their values and less likely than previous generations to follow tradition family and career paths. They distrust […]

Lifestyle

2017 Year In Review

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It’s that time of year to look back to see how we got to where we are today to help us plan for tomorrow. Did I really just write that? Anyhow, here’s a look back at 2017. On July 25 I announced the creation of the Retire Hoppy website and podcast. Also on July 25 […]

Podcasts

RH 007 FIRE and Jubelale

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Show Notes Segment 1 – Retirement FIRE – Financial Independence Retire Early – What the FIRE crowd does differently Earn a good income, not necessarily a great income. Save 50% or more They do not put money into cars. They live close enough to work to either walk, bike or take public transportation. Those that […]

Finance

Tax Reform May Provide a Tail Wind for Dividends

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Investors love dividends and rightfully so. Dividends increase a stocks total return, reduce risk regardless of investment style and provide a source of income. Dividend payouts also serve as a proxy for the overall health of the economy. Because the economy has been in growth mode, all-be-it slow, dividend payments have been solid. And there […]

Health

Is Healthcare a Right or a Privilege?

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It seems as if there is a new twist to the ongoing story of healthcare reform every day. One of the drivers of reform is whether access to healthcare is a right or a privilege. Here’s how I distinguish a right from a privilege. A right is an entitlement. A privilege is earned. According to […]