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Phil Fragasso

After 25 years as an executive in the financial services industry -- and a dozen more years split between the high-tech industry and the public sector -- I left to pursue endeavors that were more fulfilling on a personal level and more contributory on a societal level.

When people ask what I do, I often say that "I dabble." That's only half facetious. I have a lot of interests and feel liberated by no longer being tied to a corporate title (though technically I am President of an investment advisory firm, I-Pension LLC, in which I am a co-owner).

I've always been -- and have always wanted to be -- a writer. I've written dozens of articles for magazines on topics ranging from the physiology of ...More
  • Description: Registered Investment Advisor (RIA). Trading frequency: Daily
  • Interests: Commodities, Developed International Markets, Dividend stock ideas & income, ETFs, Options, REITs, Stocks - long, Stocks - short
Audit Your Financial Advisor Wall Street is often seen as the land of broken promises. The financial services industry seems designed to ensure that investment firms make money whether you do or not. And most of the 24/7 talking heads on CNBC and Fox Business serve primarily to terrify and confuse their viewers. The individual ...More
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Walden 3.0 Young reporter Jacob Botticelli has the chance of a lifetime -- to tell the story of Walden 3.0, a secretive, self-sustaining community in Vermont with its own unique culture, educational and healthcare systems, religious beliefs, political governance and economic structure. Almost immediately, Jacob’s head ...More