Lorin Bice Blog

November 2016

‘Tis the season. The question you might ask is, “The season for what?” Late November is the season in America for giving thanks (go read Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamations of 1863 and 1864. They will inspire and humble you, and give you a little historical perspective when you read today’s headlines.   You can find them […]

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October 2016

My self-imposed job this month is to cheer you up, so I’ll start with this question: Have you noticed there is a presidential campaign going on around us? So how am I doing so far with my self-imposed job? Feel better yet? Nah, me neither. How about jumping to hurricane Matthew for a change in […]

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September 2016

For your education and entertainment this month, I wrote an over-long and painfully boring column on “sequence of returns” and how that can affect your investment portfolio in retirement. To acknowledge the dubious claims of “educational” and “entertainment”, I trashed the whole thing and started over. Here’s the column re-write in normal language: If things […]

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August 2016

I’m in the doghouse. If one writes for the purpose of publication, one writes to a deadline. In my case, that deadline was about a week ago. As I said, I’m in the doghouse; you won’t be surprised to find out that it is a familiar place given my self-indulgent (and self-proclaimed) witticisms. So to […]

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July 2016

“It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” — Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5 by William Shakespeare The “it” that Macbeth, King of Scotland, was/is referring to in Shakespeare’s play is life itself. I hope that neither you nor I are so jaded that we hold to that […]

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