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One Hidden Way the IRS Hurts the Bereaved

Posted by David John Marotta & Megan Russell on 01-25-2015

It is often said that the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. The IRS takes that truism to heart.

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How Much Should I Have Saved Toward College in 2015?

Posted by Matthew Illian on 01-18-2015

College savings benchmarks, 529 progress from newborn to age 18. Each year, I share the age-based benchmarks we use to ensure that our 529 college savings is on track to meet our goals.

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The Success of Freedom Investing

Posted by David John Marotta & Megan Russell on 01-17-2015

It is a simple thought experiment. Would you rather invest in South Korea or in North Korea?

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Understanding Cash Flow is Critical

Posted by David John Marotta & Megan Russell on 01-11-2015

Regardless of income level, overspending causes poverty.

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The Delirious Happiness of Free Market Choice

Posted by David John Marotta & Megan Russell on 01-04-2015

Embracing variability contributes to the libertarian ideology that freedom is the ability to choose as you see fit and specialization is highly desirable.

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Marotta's 2015 Gone-Fishing Portfolio

Posted by David John Marotta on 12-28-2014

A gone-fishing portfolio keeps investing simple.

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Obama Acts Like a Mob Boss, But There Is a Solution

Posted by David John Marotta & Megan Russell on 12-21-2014

A mob boss exercises absolute control over his many followers and profits from the often criminal activities of his organization.

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Contact Lens Regulations Cost Consumers Billions

Posted by David John Marotta & Megan Russell on 12-14-2014

It is illegal to sell contacts in the United States without requiring a prescription. A Federal Trade Commission regulation provides penalties of up to $11,000 per violation.

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How Not to Promote College Innovation

Posted by David John Marotta & Megan Russell on 12-07-2014

These noble-sounding goals intuitively appear useful, but the federal government has only two ways to encourage change and neither of them helps in this case.

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How to Buy a College Degree

Posted by David John Marotta & Megan Russell on 11-30-2014

Unfortunately, Obama's good intentions are thwarted by the economic principle formulated by banker Charles Goodhart.

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