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How to Prepare for the Next Crisis While Times are Good

Crises come around every so often — personal crises, family crises, national crises, political crises, market crises, and global. The events are often predictable, but their timing is not.  Scientists predicted a virus such as COVID-19 could infect humans and cause severe health and economic consequences.  But no one knew the specific date, where it...

Perfect Grass

Perfect grass seemed like the ultimate suburban pursuit.  I’ve always envied lush green lawns and sharply trimmed edges — the kind you fear stepping on at wealthy over-55 communities. But after ten years of living on a quarter-acre lot, my lawn is mediocre.  A diverse patchwork of weeds and crabgrass decorate our front yard. Each...

Are Municipal Bond ETFs Right for Your Portfolio?

Over the past 12 months, I’ve added a few municipal bond ETFs (exchange-traded funds) to my taxable investment portfolio.  I’ve done this to diversify my dividend income and reduce taxes in non-retirement accounts.  These investments are easy to buy, have low volatility and risk, and provide monthly dividend income.  I use the monthly tax-exempt income...
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