Honey Crisp apple is a modern wonder but producers/growers earn the premium customers pay

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-08/the-curse-of-the-honeycrisp-apple? The Curse of the Honeycrisp Apple Everyone’s favorite apple is leaving Northeastern orchards out on a limb. By Deena Shanker and Lydia Mulvany November 8, 2018, 5:00 AM EST Bite into a Honeycrisp apple and you understand why consumers are willing to pay so much for a piece of fruit: the crunch. That’s no … Continue reading Honey Crisp apple is a modern wonder but producers/growers earn the premium customers pay

Here’s a housing plan that might work to provide homes AND reduce inequality

https://slate.com/business/2018/10/elizabeth-warren-housing-plan-racial-wealth-gap.html? Elizabeth Warren’s New Housing Proposal Is Actually a Brilliant Plan to Close the Racial Wealth Gap By MEHRSA BARADARAN and DARRICK HAMILTON OCT 26, 20182:12 PM   Elizabeth Warren addresses a town hall meeting in Roxbury, Massachusetts, on Oct. 13. Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images Recently in Moneybox Home Sales Are Getting Rekt. It’s Maybe Time to Worry. Tesla Has … Continue reading Here’s a housing plan that might work to provide homes AND reduce inequality

West Side Rag stories often hit the spot

New places to eat and a Target opening close enough not to need a cab home. Yes!! Two Local Spots Win Michelin ‘Cheap Eats’ Awards Posted on October 30, 2018 at 9:31 pm by West Sider Miss Mamie’s Spoonbread Too on 110th makes it all from scratch. Michelin’s “Bib Gourmand” list of the best affordable restaurants … Continue reading West Side Rag stories often hit the spot

Licensed, regulated cabs getting killed by Uber, Lyft etc. — NYC acknowledges situation

Decades ago, my then-husband drove a cab at night in Boston so I'm more familiar with most with what a hard way it is to make a living. The medallioned cabs are regulated, licensed, and deal with oversight that the new entrants don't. I'm very definitely biased but, altho I've run into a yellow driver … Continue reading Licensed, regulated cabs getting killed by Uber, Lyft etc. — NYC acknowledges situation

“Low risk” retirement portfolios are unlikely to keep up with the cost of living over a long retirement

I have friends in their 90s who literally live on the interest earned on CDs. I simply can't imagine doing that in such a low interest environment. The amount of capital needed to fund a retirement is so very much more than a quality portfolio of increasing dividend stocks. Moreover, the value of those CDs … Continue reading “Low risk” retirement portfolios are unlikely to keep up with the cost of living over a long retirement

Higher paying jobs, but fewer of them — better than lots of jobs in the service economy?

https://www.wweek.com/news/2018/10/20/alcohol-and-cannabis-have-created-more-oregon-jobs-than-tech-in-the-past-decade/ Alcohol and Cannabis Have Created More Oregon Jobs Than Tech in the Past Decade State figures show technology jobs pay vastly more but there are fewer of them. GoodLife brewery in Bend, Ore. (Keely Damara) By Nigel Jaquiss | Published October 20 at 8:12 AM  Updated October 20 at 8:12 AM New figures from the Oregon … Continue reading Higher paying jobs, but fewer of them — better than lots of jobs in the service economy?

Who determines how much a retirement community spends? Earlier retirees with less income or the wealthy who want to preserve their lifestyles?

Interesting article about the tension between earlier retirees whose income is no longer growing and new retirees who have quite a bit of wealth. This problem is not unique to retirement communities. So long as the world provides a limited number of communities for retirement tho, the conflicts are likely to show up sooner there. … Continue reading Who determines how much a retirement community spends? Earlier retirees with less income or the wealthy who want to preserve their lifestyles?