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Can a Ziggy Marley song help prepare you for retirement?



Ah, April. Once again, our world is filled with cherry blossoms, the smell of grass, Easter egg hunts and daylight stretching into the evening. Spring has sprung. This is my favorite time of year. I’m blessed to spend most of my free time with my family at our cabin. For us, spring means getting…

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What if an apple were an orange: quality adjustments in the consumer price index



The core Consumer Price Index (CPI), which excludes food and energy prices, unexpectedly dropped 0.1% month-over-month in March. Price declines were broad-based from apparel to new and used cars. But one category stood out as a significant outlier; there was a 7% drop in the cost of wireless…

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