Welcome to my blog where I like to crack wise about the 403(b). For 19 years, I wrote an on‑again, off‑again blog called Wise Cracks (see archived posts here). I tried to mix humor with the serious business of improving the 403(b) for teachers.
I plan to do the same with this column, but I plan to do it more frequently. I will do this under the more generic name "Dan's Blog." I chose this new name because it fits better on the home page. That's a joke. But what I write about, hopefully, won't be.
January 24, 2020
Truth tellers not welcome.
January 22, 2020
403(b) explainer and advocacy video.
Blog: Headline I Want to See: Is the Vanguard 403(b) getting too big to be healthy for the financial system?
January 17, 2020
That will be the day!
January 15, 2019
It's simple economics.
January 10, 2020
What an ecosystem!
January 7, 2020
Teachers should too.
December 17, 2019
And the Grinch put his hand to his ear...
December 10, 2019
A union that gets importance of helping teachers.
December 3, 2019
Roll, baby, roll!
November 19, 2019
We have questions.
November 12, 2019
More nonsense than you can shake a stick at.
November 6, 2019
Take 403(b) control from vendors.
October 29, 2019
Fees don't matter. Single vendor plans reduce participation.
There's something happening here.
October 15, 2019
ValuTeachers hires ex-teachers to sell high cost 403(b)s.
October 9, 2019
Baseball, hot dogs, and high cost annuities.
October 2, 2019
It starts with ERISA.
September 17-20, 2019
Dan and Scott go to Washington DC
September 11, 2019
It is as conflicted as you would expect
September 5, 2019
Don't forget school support personnel.
August 20, 2019
Beware the free lunch.
August 14, 2019
Vendor lists are long but there is at least one diamond in the rough
August 6, 2019
Industry defends broken K-12 403(b) system.
July 29, 2019
Texas strips away 403(b) protections
July 4, 2019
Welcome to the redesigned 403bwise. And it’s not just our look that has been updated.