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We Went to a Steak Dinner Annuity Pitch. The Salesman Wasn’t Pleased. - The New York Times, November 30, 2018

By Ron Lieber LOS ANGELES — The pitch arrived in my aunt’s mailbox, just after her 80th birthday and in the wake of a few frightening weeks for retirement investors. “Tired of the stock market roller coaster ride? Want to protect your principal and lock in interest earnings?” the invitation read. READ MORE Read More
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More Pet Insurance Policies Are Being Sold. But Are They Worth the Cost? - The New York Times, January 4, 2019

Ann Carrns writes, Americans are increasingly treating their pets as members of the family, feeding them gourmet food, paying for day care and throwing them birthday parties. Family sleepwear sets sold on PajamaGram.com even include matching jammies for the dog.  Read More Read More
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Free Tickets. Money. College Savings Plans Try to Stir Up Interest. The New York Times - May 26, 2018

Prizes! Drawings! Free tickets! A promotion for a carnival, or a used car blowout sale? Nope. It’s the sponsors of 529 college savings plans running contests in hopes of driving up participation. READ MORE Read More
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