Lorin Bice Blog

October Markets and the “Noise in the System”

“America is more divided now than it ever has been.”  Have you heard anyone say that? I have. Have you said it yourself? I haven’t. I recall reading about a bit of disagreement in the year 1861 through 1865 that seems to have been rather more severe. How about when our first president raised militia […]

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A Little Help From My Friends

I was talking to my friend Gary the other day when — out of the blue — he asked, “Who writes your blog?”  Summoning feigned indignation, I replied: “I (pause for effect) write my blog.” Gary is a good friend, so any umbrage or indignation was feigned. But it turned out he really was curious […]

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Inheritance: Pennies from Heaven, or Climate Change?

“Some people see pennies from heaven, while others see climate change.” – Taken from the one panel comic strip “Rubes,” by Leigh Rubin I got a big laugh out of that when I read it! Next, I thought of the people I know would complain if it was actually raining money; I imagine you did […]

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Milestones, purpose, and passion

As I drove to work this morning, I was tuned to the Jimmy Buffett channel on satellite radio as he sang A Pirate Looks at Forty. Since I’m a fan of his music, I happen to know that Mr. Buffett (the singer, not the Oracle of Omaha) will be looking at 72 on Christmas Day […]

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Freedom and Finance

Let’s get back to matters of personal finance after our whimsical journeys the last month or two, shall we?   I take my inspiration today from the recent Fourth of July celebration. I hope you celebrated more than a day off from the salt mines and celebrated this great — though not without flaws — land […]

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