Americans are lonelier than ever — and it’s bad for your health

“Happy Thanksgiving. “Merry Christmas. “Happy New Year. We are forced to think that the holidays that are soon to begin are meant to be joyous times with family and friends. TV shows, commercials, holiday music and everything in between. But that’s not necessarily true in a country where more people are alone than ever before. … Read more

I am 62, single and have never had a retirement account. I have $100,000 to invest, but is it too late?

I am a 62 year old single male and have never had a retirement account. I own both my home and a rental property that are paid off and have no other liabilities. I have $100,000 in savings that I would like to invest for retirement. At my current job I save $10,000 a month … Read more

Planning a big trip for the holidays? How to make sense of travel insurance.

After years of waiting and delaying, many retirees plan to travel for the holidays and winter months. Booking in advance can be a good way to secure lower prices, but how can you protect your travel investment? Travel insurance is part of the answer and there are different ways to book travel which can mean … Read more

Does COVID spread on airplanes? Hello science? Anyone?

This article reprinted with permission from NerdWallet. It seems like all my friends got COVID this summer and many think they got it on a plane. But this is as anecdotal as the data. What does it do, you know science I must say? I spoke with Arnold Barnett, a statistics professor at MIT who … Read more

Does COVID spread on airplanes? Hello science? Anyone?

This article reprinted with permission from NerdWallet. It seems like all my friends got COVID this summer and many think they got it on a plane. But this is as anecdotal as the data. What does it do, you know science I must say? I spoke with Arnold Barnett, a statistics professor at MIT who … Read more

When to buy travel insurance and when to skip it

Lori Park, a resident of the Chicago area, and her 80-year-old mother, Nancy Park, were on a cruise to Hawaii when Nancy became ill. She spent five days in the ship’s hospital before being evacuated to Mexico and then flown back to the United States. All that medical care and transportation added up to thousands … Read more

Brad Pitt’s skirt has a business agenda

Earlier this month, Brad Pitt walked the red carpet at the Berlin premiere of his upcoming film ‘Bullet Train’ wearing a flowing maroon skirt. Asked by a reporter why the skirt, a smiling Mr Pitt quipped: “Wind” – Europe, after all, was in the throes of a brutal heatwave. But the outfit may have had … Read more

What does it take to work for the same business for almost half a century?

Think of Gary Braunstein as Pied Piper from lox. During his 47-year tenure at Acme Smoked Fish, the Brooklyn-based company in Brooklyn, New York, Braunstein took almost every job. He cut more than his share of salmon. He was loading trucks. And in his most public role, he helped hold Fish Friday, a weekly event … Read more