Michael J. Schussele, C.P.A.

M.A., Registered Investment Advisor, Fee-Only

My professional publications and blogs at The Pursuit of Financial Happiness ™ have been recognized, linked, and republished by Economist's View, naked capitalism,
Credit Writedowns, and Advisor Perspectives, among others, as well as academically cited.
I do my own macroeconomic and financial research and I do not portray third party information as my own.

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Please understand my efforts would be far more thorough and rigorous.

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