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1st Publication Rolls Out!

After a few weeks' delay due to a cyber attack on the journal's website (yes, really), my first peer-reviewed publication, co-authored...

Dealing with Critics

You have put-in close to 100 hours on your current project--a paper for a blog, a conference, Even though you've done all this before,...

First Peer-Reviewed Publication!

I am pleased to announce that our paper, "The Forced Registration of Hedge Funds in the United States" will be published in the October,...

SSRN Top 10% Author!!!

Just received this notification that I made SSRN’s top 10% of authors based on new downloads over the past 12 months. Pretty neat! SSRN...

Traditional vs Roth Accounts: Which is Better?

The question arises within both social and academic circles. The definitive answer, taking all possible factors into account, is...

My Newest Paper is on SSRN!

This is a piece I have been working on for a couple of years. It's titled, "Financial Services is Not a Profession." While I anticipate...

Achievement Unlocked: FINRA Arbitrator!

One week ago, I was informed that my application to join the ranks of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's (FINRA) roster of...

SSRN Top 10 List!

Yesterday, I received notification that my paper, "Financial Elder Abuse: A (Dis)Confirmatory Analysis" made the Social Science Research...

Acceptance to AFS '19!!!

Today, I received notice that my paper titled, "Financial Elder Abuse: A (Dis)Confirmatory Analysis" has been accepted for presentation...

The Power of the 401(k) Match

Recently, I came across an advertisement on Facebook where a financial advisor (a Certified Financial Planner or CFP no less!) argues...

How Fierce is the Academic Job Market?

It has been known for many years--probably since 1986 when Congress passed legislation outlawing mandatory retirement--that academic jobs...

Financial Advisor Compensation: A Primer

Charles Schwab is known as a giant in the industry not just for its commercials but lately its subscription service payment option for...

The Work Behind Research

There's a tremendous amount of work that goes into research. Like many other worthwhile pursuits, an onlooker will only see the top 1%...

"What Happened to My Refund?"

Many Americans are just now seeing changes to their tax situations as a result of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) passed by Congress and...

The Waiting Game

One of the main drivers of the roller coaster ride that is graduate school (specifically doctoral programs) is waiting: the loss of...

Dave Ramsey Rant

Slight departure from my usual postings; One of my good friends encouraged me to share this (*cough* James Corr *cough*). I originally...

Financial Advisor Magazine!!

I just learned today that Financial Advisor magazine, considered one of the top publications for FAs by Investopedia, wrote an article...