Jon Henschen

Jon Henschen is president of Henschen & Associates, a Twin Cities-based firm that matches financial advisors to independent broker dealers.

He has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and has worked as a registered financial advisor in both the independent and wirehouse channels.

Jon has been featured in numerous financial publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Reuters, and the New York Post.

Recent blog posts by this author

Forced Equality Has a History of Genocidal Results

In recent history, the largest genocides have resulted from tyrannical centralized governments yearning for utopian equality for all. Between 1975 and 1979, Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot carried out a genocide in which approximately 2 million...

Is New York City Entering a Pension Death Spiral like Chicago?

As bad as the situation in Chicago is, with a public pension system 42 billion in the red, New York has even worse exposure. Its standings include 65 billion in unfunded pension liabilities, 100 billion in unfunded retiree health care, and a city...

Why the U.S. Must Become an 'Aspirational' Society Once Again

When a society feels that the solution for poverty is for the poor to have the opportunity to become rich through hard work and self-improvement, you have an aspirational society. The United States could be classified by this term once upon a time,...

The Tragic Decline of Music Literacy (and Quality)

Throughout grade school and high school, I was fortunate to participate in quality music programs. Our high school had a top Illinois state jazz band; I also participated in symphonic band, which gave me a greater appreciation for classical music....

Why People in Hong Kong Have Incomes 5x Higher Than People in China's Richest Province

For two decades, prosperity has followed economic freedom for the most economically free territory in the world: Hong Kong. An island lacking natural resources, Hong Kong was added to the British Empire after the Opium Wars and eventually...

Why the Dollar’s Era of Dominance May Be Coming to an Abrupt End

There was a monumental event that occurred on March 26 that came and went with little fanfare but has huge implications to our everyday life. On that day, China began trading Petroyuan Futures in competition to the Petrodollar Futures. To fully...

Is Sweden Socialist? No, but ...

The myth that Sweden is a utopian paradise where all the social problems have been solved and that you can have high growth with high taxes has been touted by Bernie Sanders as well as the many Millennials that follow him.   The glory...

Tech Exec Doomsday Preppers: Protecting Themselves from the Automation Monster They Created

“Doomsday Preppers,” An American reality series that ran on the National Geographic channel from 2011 to 2014, explored “…the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it.” The movement continues...

Thomas Sowell: A Beacon of Reason in a Nonsensical World

When I hear the name Thomas Sowell, it gets my immediate attention. Dr. Sowell, recently retired from his position as Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, is an American economist turned social theorist, political philosopher,...

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