John Adams's signature on second t.p.: John Adams. Inscribed on t.p.: Cotton Tufts and Saint Shepard 1706. Book I. Antiquities.--book II. Ecclesiarum...
Jason ZweigRemember: You've won the genetic-lottery Powerball jackpot just by being alive here and now.
How lucky we all are to live in a time and place where breaking a tooth or scratching a finger isn't fatal.
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That quiz your financial adviser gave you isn’t really a good way of understanding your tolerance for risk.
Jason ZweigICYMI, my latest:
If I ask you in a questionnaire whether you are afraid of snakes, you might say no. If I throw a live snake in your lap and then ask if you’re afraid of snakes, you’ll probably say yes—if you ever talk to me again.
Everyone talks about bull markets, especially the current one, often called the longest in history. But nobody seems to agree on an exact definition or where the term came from.
Jason Zweigmy latest: Everybody talks about bull markets, especially the current one, often called the longest in history. But nobody seems to agree on an exact definition or even where the term came
Wages stalled but costs haven’t, so people increasingly rent or finance what their parents might have owned outright. The unreachable goal for some: becoming a homeowner.
“I’m normally a worrier, but this is next-level stuff.” The American middle class is falling deeper into debt to maintain a middle-class lifestyle.
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The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, which runs LetsMakeAPlan.org, doesn’t inform website users about thousands of planners with customer complaints, regulatory skirmishes and other problems, including some bankruptcy filings.
Terror group Boko Haram has led the way in using children, especially girls, as suicide bombers. With help from the U.S., Nigerians take on the harrowing job of disarming them. “You come out alive, or you come out dead.”
Jason ZweigThe next time you're tempted to complain about your job, imagine that your job is using fabric scissors to defuse suicide bombs strapped to teenage girls kidnapped by Boko Haram.
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Chinese cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun, who cited health issues in postponing his charity lunch with Warren Buffett this week, issued a broad apology to just about everyone for touting the plan to dine with one of America’s richest people,...
Jason ZweigSurprising just about no one, Chinese crypto entrepreneur Justin Sun issues apology to just about everyone for a planned lunch with billionaire Warren Buffett, noting it raised concerns among authorities bloomberg.com/news/articles/… via @business