Top 3 Things I Learned at Runnymede This Summer

The following post was written by our summer intern, Avery. We enjoyed having such a sharp, energetic, and well-adjusted young man help us with various projects and share his fresh perspectives. We wish him lots of success in his senior year of high school and all future endeavors.

My name is Avery Bicks. I am seventeen years old, and I attend the Collegiate School on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. After taking an introductory course in Macroeconomics during the fall of my junior year, I immediately became interested in learning more about the economy and different investment strategies. My desire and need for more knowledge became more pronounced when my friends and I signed up for the stockmarketgame.org, where we saw our portfolio, well, crash and burn. Despite my shortcomings in the stock market game, I wanted an opportunity to learn from the best in order to sample the real business world and learn more about investing. Fortunately, this summer I was able to intern at Runnymede Capital Management where Sam, Andy, and Chris taught me more about portfolio mangement and the economy than I could learn in a whole year of school. Here are three major points that I took away from my time at Runnymede this summer.

What Divorcing Women in New Jersey Need To Know About Alimony 'Reform'

While we typically write about personal finance, investing, and the economy, this week's blog post on the subject of alimony reform is different from our usual programming. Our reason for covering this subject is two-fold. First, Runnymede advises clients who are going through or have gone through divorce. In fact, our professionals' backgrounds in equity research help us review and evaluate investment portfolios that are being split. Second, we were surprised to learn that the effects of alimony reform are likely to be substantially greater to women because women are recipients of alimony 97% of the time. With changes to the law potentially favoring men over women, this felt worthy of including in our blog.

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