Heroic Investing

With the Current Inflation Rate, the Devil is in the Details

With the Current Inflation Rate, the Devil is in the Details

Working class Americans don't need a reminder to know that inflation has been hard at work behind the scenes the past few years, working feverishly to undermine the value of the dollars they bring home. No one realizes this more than emergency responders, who put their lives on the line each time they...

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3 Steps to an Investment Portfolio Overhaul

3 Steps to an Investment Portfolio Overhaul

Are you sick and tired of the stock market roller coaster and want to change your investment portfolio? You're not alone. Millions of people are unhappily married to their investment portfolio, and there's a good chance you are as well if the stock market has been your primary focus. But don't consider...

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Privatizing Your Public Pension Through Real Estate

Privatizing Your Public Pension Through Real Estate

Despite our institutional bias that there are MANY services performed by local, state, and federal government that could be done much better and more effectively by private industry, we're also aware that the use of "privatize" and "public pension" in the same paragraph could literally cause heart stoppage...

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Unfunded Pension Liability Illustrates a Strange Reality

Unfunded Pension Liability Illustrates a Strange Reality

A recent paper published by Maria Fitzpatrick of Stanford University uncovered an odd reality of public servant retirement plans. To quote an excerpt: “Schools and other public sector employers contribute nearly three times as much per hour worked to the pension benefits of their employees as their...

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