Thankfully, life is about much more than saving and investing. At Clearfront Advisory, we understand and appreciate that you have a wide variety of interests. So do we! At least once a month, Zach posts a missive, Your Weekend Warm-up, which highlights interesting articles/books he has read, movies/shows he has seen, as well as the ocassional piece on investing.

 

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8/27/2021 Billionaries, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain & White Lotus It’s hard to escape billionaires. Whether one straps himself to a rocket for a joyride to space, another mysteriously disappears after stoking resentment among apparatchiks for being too successful, or - in the case of one former billionaire – faces an upcoming criminal trial for defrauding investors of hundreds of millions of dollars for a blood-testing startup, dodging them isn’t easy. 

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9/24/2021 Evergrande, Why Women Need the Office & Nine Perfect Strangers You probably never heard of Evergrande prior to last week. I admit that I hadn’t a clue about the gargantuan property conglomerate before its name was splashed across the financial headlines. 

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10/22/2021 Global Economy Goobledygook, Intimacies & You Season 3

Can anyone make sense of the world’s economy right now? Although prices are increasing faster than expected, no one is quite sure whether or not inflation and wages will continue to rise. Workers, at least in the U.S., are quitting their jobs at a record rate, something that seemed unfathomable 18 months ago when many folks were praying not to be laid off. 


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11/23/21

Cash isn't Trash, MacKenzie Scott & Our Country Friends

Do you remember that feeling in high school when you knew there was a party happening somewhere without you? Not only did you suffer the slight of not being invited in the first place, but you then had to hear about how great a time everyone had the following Monday during lunch. 

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12/23/21

FSA Spend Down, 401(k) Increase, Student Loan Moratorium Extended & Succession Season 3

With 2021 winding down, now is the time to spend down your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) if you’ve managed to stash some pre-tax dollars from your paycheck to help pay for medical expenses that your health insurance won’t cover (e.g. prescriptions, copays, etc.). 

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1/28/2022 Stock Market Corrections, Klara and the Sun & Station Eleven Stock markets have had a rough start to the year. The Standard and Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) – an index tracking the performance of the largest 500 companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States – is down about 10% since the beginning of the year. While it’s never fun to see your investments lose money, it’s important to remember that a stock market “correction” (i.e. a drop of 10% or more) is a perfectly normal occurrence and happens once every couple years

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