Lewis's Recent Stories
May 07Capitalism in Cuba? It’s closer than the U.S. may think
Cuba is well into a carefully planned transition to a market-based economy. But you wouldn't know that from America's recent efforts to destabilize the government. Any U.S. meddling, like USAID's Twitter-like message service in Cuba, will only set back that…
Mar 20Can you really live better longer without long-term care insurance?
Not all readers bought Lew Mandell's skepticism of long-term care insurance. Is it not a smart investment for Americans who can't afford to self-insure their future care? Mandell returns to explain when this investment makes sense and when it's a…
Feb 28How to protect your retirement if you think inflation is right around the corner
The threat of rising inflation, even if it exceeds the Fed's target rate by just a few percentage points, could jeopardize the fixed income many boomers depend on during retirement. Lew Mandell explains when and how to secure inflation-protected income.
Economy Jan 15Insured for old age? An economist explains the dangers of long-term care insurance
Long-term care insurance has grown increasingly expensive, and for many folks, it's not worth the cost, says Lew Mandell.