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The Vigilant Investor by Pat HUDDLESTON

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12Low-Hanging Fruit

Seniors, the Sick, and the Solution

Honor your father and your mother.

—EXODUS 20:12

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

—MARGARET MEAD

Josephine Fergo was born in New York in 1906. She left high school after the ninth grade, at the age of 15. In 1926, when Babe Ruth strode the streets of Manhattan, Josephine took an administrative job at Bloomingdale’s, where she worked for the next 69 years before retiring in 1995, at the age of 89. By that time, her pension account was worth $648,000, and she had other assets that she and her late husband had saved.

Four years before she retired, Josephine hired stockbroker and RIA Mary Dietrick ...

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