cryptocurrencies

3 Things: Bitcoin & other Cryptocurrencies

What is a Cryptocurrency? A cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography for security. A cryptocurrency is difficult to counterfeit because of this security feature. A defining feature of a cryptocurrency, and arguably its most endearing allure, is its organi
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Inspiration

3 Things: Inspiration

Happy New Year to our readers. I hope you all had a joyful holiday. Today’s 3 Things post features inspirational articles and images that caught my eye over the past week. Here’s to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2018 for you and your families. Bill Gates inspires me with his thirst
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Gift Ideas

3 Things: Gift Ideas

  Trying to find a gift for a young reader, or an older reader who loves children’s books? Check out this article for the illustrations alone. Simply gorgeous. The 7 Loveliest Children’s Books of 2017 (Brain Pickings) Profound and poetic illustrated celebrations of solitude, self
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Smart About Charitable Giving

3 Things: Being Smart About Charitable Giving

Being smart about charitable giving  1.   As Barry Ritholz notes in this oldie but goodie — “giving to charity is personally fulfilling and it helps those in need, but some charities are better than others in channeling donations to where they are most needed.” Find out how to d
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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

3 Things: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 Senate Republicans passed their tax reform bill in the wee hours last Saturday morning. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters that the GOP tax bill would pay for itself. Independent analysis rejects this notion. Next step: turning two
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Small Changes Add Up

3 Things: Small Changes Add Up

Small Changes Add Up Small changes, beginning today, can materially affect our future wealth; they can also dramatically impact our future selves. This article by Nick Maggiulli includes a powerful visualization of the cumulative effect on future wealth of saving 5% to 15% of our inco
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Republican Tax Plan

3 Things: The Republican Tax Plan

At SageBroadview we are very busy this holiday season and I expect our readers are too. So, for the rest of the year, barring an emergency that I would need to address (another credit agency security breach, for example), we will keep things short and sweet. I will share three article
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Election Day

What Sheri’s Reading: Election Day Edition

If you lived in a place with an election yesterday I hope you exercised your right to vote. Here’s why. Tax Nerd Stuff: On Monday, November 2nd, 2017 the House Republican leaders released the “Tax Cuts & Jobs Act” tax bill. We at SageBroadview are reviewing the proposal with
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Bored and Brilliant

Bored… and Brilliant? A Book That Challenges You to Disconnect from Your Phone

Do you have any idea how often you pick up your smartphone throughout the day (and night)? Do you feel addicted to your phone? Are you losing your ability to focus when you read and when you work? If so, then I have just the book for you — “Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out C
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Sheri's Reading

What Sheri’s Reading: Back to School 2017 Edition

Dominic begins his senior year at WPI and Devon his sophomore year at the Hartt School; Dave and I return to being empty-nesters.  Sigh. As your kids or grandkids head back to school, I’ve compiled a list for your reading pleasure.  You will find some light-hearted articles, som
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