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What can a television series from 20 years ago teach you about today’s political climate? A lot, because as it turns out, we’ve seen this story before. Listen to Ric Edelman explain why things really aren’t that bad and three examples of progress that America has made in the past 20 years.
Parenting is ultimately about preparing your kids for life. What’s going to happen to the kids caught up in the college cheating scandal? Will they be branded as cheaters? Listen to Ric Edelman dissect the dark side of this story and how these parents failed their children.
The beginning of the current bull market was March 9, 2009. Over these last 10 years, the S&P 500 gained 411 percent. But only about half of Americans are benefitting from this wealth creation. Listen to Ric Edelman explain why this is a problem and offer a potential solution.
There are lots of stories about people making money in the marijuana sector of the stock market. Should you be investing in marijuana stocks? Listen to Ric Edelman explain the many risks and how to apply a thematic strategy to this new sector.
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