175 The Plural of Anecdote is Not Data

Every now and then something comes along that we just have to spend a bit more time on than usual. Today in the second half of the show, we get into proposed legislation from the Department of Labor.

Now, this isn't the first time we've discussed the issue. But we now have congressional testimony to reference.

The testimony is enlightening. It confirms what we've suspected for quite some time…the people who try to make the rules for the financial services industry have no clue how anything ACTUALLY work.

We shouldn't be surprised. And we're not.

But our frustration level is high nonetheless. Changing the rules to say that you can't do something doesn't change the fact that bad people do bad things. Rules be damned.

And just because you can find an anecdote to support your theory, doesn't make it true.

If you care to listen here's the lineup for episode 175:

70 Million Americans Have No Emergency Fund

Retiring Babyboomers May Crash the Stock Market?

The DOL Finds Little Support for Proposed Fiduciary Rule

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About the Author Brantley Whitley

Brantley is a practicing life insurance agent and has been for over 18 years. After years of trying to sell like his sales managers wanted him to, he discovered that people want to buy life insurance if you actually explain the benefits.

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