BUYING FRACTIONAL SHARES CAN MAKE OR LOSE YOUR HARD-EARNED MONEY

  Both major and small brokerage firms, such as Fidelity and Charles Schwab now permit the purchase of fractional shares. A fractional share purchase allows you to buy a small portion of a stock, with as little as $5.00. Meaning you can own a fraction of an expensive stock like Amazon or Tesla.  {Not recommending these stocks!}    BROKERAGE FIRMS ALLOWING FRACTIONAL SHARE PURCHASES BROKERAGE TRADING FEES ACCOUNT MINIMUMS and MINIMUM SIZED FRACTIONAL SHARES Charles Schwab $0/trade $5.00 minimum ...

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THE NEED FOR EMERGECNY SAVINGS – MORE IMPORTANT TODAY THAN EVER!

  Shortly after starting my career, I read most likely I would work for ten companies.  I thought that ridiculous and arrogantly laughed. My last employer was my 10th – NOT so funny anymore.  I was laid off four times during the course of my career. When I look back at the career “crisis” I faced, I realize we really use the word crisis too loosely.  On a scale of 1-10 my ...

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COMING OUT OF COVID-19 AND RETURNING TO “NORMAL” SHOULD BE A NON-STARTER – OUR KID’S AND GRANDKIDS’ LIVES DEPEND ON GETTING SOMEPLACE BETTER

  CHICAGO ONCE HAD THE COURAGE TO REBUILD    In 1871, the citizens of Chicago used a devastating crisis that left 300 dead, destroyed over 17,000 buildings, covering 3.5 square miles, and caused damage of over $200 million (nearly $4 billion today) to rebuild a much greater city.  A year before the great fire, Chicago was the fifth largest city in America. Just two decades after the fire, it was the second largest. ...

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COVID-19 HAS KILLED NUMEROUS “ESSENTIAL WORKERS” – AMERICA’S EMPLOYEES ARE NOT DISPOSABLE!

For over 30 years, I worked in the field of Environmental, Health and Safety. My responsibility - to protect the lives and health of thousands of employees in several countries. COVID-19 reminds me daily of the critical importance of protecting human life.  I have seen and experienced too many occasions where company’s placed PROFIT OVER PEOPLE.  That prioritization may benefit a company in short term results. But, I have watched Fortune ...

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THE S&P 500 REBOUNDED 25% IN THREE WEEKS –  BUT THE WORSE MAY NOT BE OVER 

    Good Morning Readers! Wishing you all a belated Happy Easter; Happy Passover; and a WONDERFUL WEEK! Has the stock market bottomed? Covid-19 has caused over 100,000 global deaths and tens of millions are unemployed in the U.S.  The U.S. lost more than 16 million jobs over the past three weeks which is ~10% of our overall workforce. The number filing for unemployment benefits last week totaled more than 6 million, tying a ...

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