Dispatch December 2009

The Most-Read Articles of 2009

10.    “Why I Fired My Broker,” by Jeffrey Goldberg (May 2009)
After his Merrill Lynch advisor stopped returning his phone calls, Jeffrey Goldberg set off on a quest to find out where his fortunes had gone wrong. He began by visiting top executives in New York office buildings and ended up standing on a snow-covered mountain slope with a barefoot survivalist. As he questioned his own assumptions, Goldberg helped readers rethink the very notion of financial security. “I no longer expect to get rich,” he concludes. “It makes me happy to realize this. It also makes it easier to give more money to charity.”

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