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Renewing One’s Labors

I’m writing this post, the first on this blog in over a year, on a quiet afternoon at a café in my Astoria neighborhood where I like to have a coffee and think and write.... Read more

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The DOL’s Game Changer

Last week I was sitting in a doctor’s waiting room and decided to comb through industry news alerts I receive via e-mail. I settled in on an article in Investment News, “House Speaker Paul Ryan... Read more

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IOVA – A Perilous Term?

About a month ago I was catching up via phone with a longtime industry contact, who gave me a little food for thought I figured I’d share with you. We were discussing recent annuity product... Read more

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A Summer Rambling

Temperatures here in New York City have risen of late, as well as humidity, typical of our summers. Last evening we endured torrential rain with thunder and lightning and we’re being hit with the same... Read more

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Conference Takeaways

Last week I attended the annual LIMRA/LOMA/SOA Retirement Conference in Chicago and I probably should have posted something about it earlier, but I wanted to allow my impressions to percolate for a bit in my... Read more