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Why the Economy Might Not Sway 2020 Voters

2020 is just around the corner and American voters will head to the polls to elect the next President.  Does the performance of the U.S. economy factor into a voter’s decision making process?  Writing for the New York Times, Ben Casselman and Jim Tankersley explore this topic.

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Creating A Sustainable Economy

Will nations collaborate to stave off climate change and create a sustainable economy?  That is the topic of discussion at the 2019 Climate Change Summit held recently at UN headquarters in New York.  It is also a topic lately examined by Dr. Julie Gorte, Senior Vice President of Sustainable Investing at Pax World Funds.

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UN Climate Action Summit 2019

This link as published by the United Nations details all the different components of the UN’s 2019 Climate Action Summit.  Particulars include the September 21st Youth Summit and the full weekend’s agenda.

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Meet Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg

In this video, CNN journalist Bill Weir speaks with environmental activist Greta Thunberg. The interview sheds light on Greta’s background and her valiant work to help address the very real threat of climate change.

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Are Investors Chronically Pessimistic?

Is the glass half-full or half-empty?  Behavioral finance is always an interesting topic to explore. Academics and industry professionals alike analyze market trends and investor habits to better understand individual behaviors.  Writing for the Chicago Booth Review, Dwyer Gunn considers recent works published by Professor Klaus Adam (Oxford), Senior Economist Dmitry Mateev (Bank of Canada) and Professor Stefan Nagel (University of Chicago) on the topic.

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The Top Money Lessons You Learn Watching Game of Thrones

GoT fans….this one is for you…. (By Michelle Lambright Black for MoneyWise).

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GDP As A Measure of Economic Well-Being

What is GDP (Gross Domestic Product)?  What does it really measure?  Is it the best way to capture the happiness and welfare of a society? These questions were recently explored by Professor Karen Dynan and Dr. Louise Sheiner in a paper published at the Brookings Institution’s Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy.

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Buffett Says Berkshire Buying Own Stock, More Apple

Where is the Oracle of Omaha investing these days? Writing for Reuters, Jonathan Stempel and Trevor Hunnicutt explore the latest insight from Warren Buffett.

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Do We Face a Retirement Crisis?

Writing for Advisor Perspectives, Joe Tomlinson looks at the current state of retirement spending. What are the trends? What spending and saving habits are considered in retirement planning?

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How Do Expenses Change in Retirement?

Morningstar contributor Christine Benz takes a look at spending trends of retirees in this recent article. In the article she looks at how individuals can determine when they are ready to retire – what she defines as retirement readiness.

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