Health experts alarmed by President Biden’s view that pandemic is over: ‘Hell no – not even close’

Health experts reacted with dismay Monday to President Joe Biden’s claim that the pandemic is over in an interview with “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday. “We still have a problem with COVID. We are still working on it a lot. … But the pandemic is over,” Biden told CBS News correspondent Scott Pelley. “If you … Read more

Should your small business get a loan to cover the rising costs of inflation? This may help you decide.

Small business owners have spent years trying to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and now inflation has thrown a wrench in the recovery’s progress. Four in five businesses report that rising prices have had a significant impact on their operations, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Index for the … Read more

Almost everyone fails the investment literacy test

Are you ready for today’s retirement investing pop quiz? Which of the major asset classes is most correlated with inflation, performing better when inflation is higher and worse when it is lower? I bet you answered gold or maybe commodities in general. And you are not wrong, undefined you focus on the correlation of short-term … 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

This investment strategy acts on 18 trends to reduce your risk when the stock market is volatile

Managed futures strategies can be useful for investors during times of economic uncertainty. The strategies seek to take advantage of price trends – up or down – and produce positive returns that offset declines elsewhere. Having some money dedicated to a managed futures strategy can reduce overall portfolio risk and potentially prevent an investor from … 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

Opinion: The NCAA has only itself to blame for the slow death facing college sports

The combination of the NIL, the transfer window and the growing dominance of several athletic conferences is a game-changer. Taken to its logical conclusion, this professionalization of college sports will slowly destroy the college football and basketball programs at many universities. It would also end the other sports at those same universities, both men’s and … Read more