I recently worked with a consulting client who had this problem: because of a previous (serious) cancer diagnosis, he is unable to qualify for life insurance. How can he protect his family in case he dies soon?
I thought it a really interesting challenge. And since I've thought a lot about this particular problem, I thought I'd go ahead and share my thoughts with you.
Today on Radical Personal Finance, we celebrate Tax Day in the United States (April 17, 2018).
As we all reflect on the actions of the government we US Americans have just supported with our tax money, I thought it would be a good day to read to you a very helpful essay called, The Law.
The Law was written in 1850 by Frédéric Bastiat, a French economist.
If you haven't previously read this essay, be forewarned that the first third is fast-moving and the last third is fast-moving, but the middle drags a little.Hear it through, though. You'll be glad you did.
On Episode 466 of Radical Personal Finance, I discussed the idea of the US Government's certain default on its stated obligations and commitments by referencing Professor Lawrence Kotlikoff's Congressional testimony on this subject.
After that show, my friend David Stein (host of Money for the Rest of Us) emailed me to tell me that I was wrong. :)
So, I invited him on the show to debate it with me.
It's Friday! Today we discuss:
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In honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's death on April 4, 1968, I thought you might enjoy hearing some of the audio from his last public sermon. This talk is entitled "The Drum Major Instinct."
This sermon was preached in the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church, about two months before King's death.
The sermon was an adaptation of the 1952 homily ‘‘Drum-Major Instincts’’ by J. Wallace Hamilton, a well-known, liberal, white Methodist preacher.
NOTE: I have clipped off King's introduction and started the audio of this recording at the point where he begins speaking about personal finances.
To hear the full audio or to read a transcript of the entire speech, use this link: http://kingencyclopedia.stanford.edu/encyclopedia/multimediaentry/doc_the_drum_major_instinct/index.html
p.s., there are a few clipped pieces of audio...these are a fault of the original recording. You can read the missing text in the transcript.
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On today's show we go back 250 years to see what lessons for wealth we can learn from Benjamin Franklin. This show is an audio recording of Franklin's essay, "The Way to Wealth."
It's Friday! Today I'm interacting with your comments on recent episodes of the show.
This show rounds out some friendly advice to help any interested listener who wants to put together a well-equipped home armory to do so in a thoughtful and financially prudent way.
Today, we tackle the AR15 rifle. The AR15 is a wonderful rifle. It's not the best at any one thing, but it is truly good at many things.
I'd love for you to have one if you don't already.
So I thought you might appreciate some advice on how to get a good deal on one.
p.s., In the show I referenced a statistic of police officers in a northeastern state not turning in their rifles after a ban. That particular story I referenced was actually a satire site that I stumbled over without realizing it. I got duped. I have no doubt that the thrust of the story is accurate, but the specifics I cited were flat wrong and untrustworthy. Sorry.
p.p.s., My guest in today's show referenced the AR15 as stemming from a military firearm first. The AR15 was developed for the civilian marketplace first, then...