Weekly Update 1/28/13

I guess last week’s update dredged up some forgotten memories that, upon further reflection, are strangely relevant to the current retirement conundrum of which I regularly preach. My dad retired when he was 65. No longer employed, he nonetheless received full Social Security benefits, a pension, Medicare benefits (more robust than what is available today), [...]

By | 2013-01-28T01:04:04+00:00 January 28th, 2013|Client Conversations|0 Comments

Weekly Update 1/21/13

On Thursday, while taking my daily “power” walk with my friend Joanne (in my new athletic sneakers and power pants), I expressed concern about not having a decent Update topic for this coming week. Joanne tried to help, but let’s just say that Hollywood won’t be banging down her doors for script ideas any time [...]

By | 2013-01-21T01:02:42+00:00 January 21st, 2013|Client Conversations|0 Comments

BAM Newsletter Q4 2012

Dear Client: With the resolution of a contentious election and emerging clarity over budget issues, we have slowly moved away from our conservative stance and raised our equity positions. 2012 and Q4 surprised on performance and leadership.  All global equity sectors we follow were up for the year.  Risky sectors led the way.  The emerging [...]

By | 2013-01-15T00:42:26+00:00 January 15th, 2013|Bennington Blog|0 Comments

Weekly Update 1/14/13

There are some things I’ll never understand. Here’s one: Why would my lovely wife, Marea, purchase two new pairs of sneakers and throw my old ones out with asking me first? “You need to replace sneakers regularly and alternate them between your daily power walks,” she informed me. I do? Who knew? I walk for [...]

By | 2013-01-14T00:55:42+00:00 January 14th, 2013|Client Conversations|0 Comments