• “Bearing” in Mind

    One of the oddities of a significant bull market—and this one we’re in today qualifies, as the second-longest in modern American history—is that they tend to go on longer than you might expect from the pure market fundamentals.

  • The New Tax Legislation

    Chances are, you’ve heard that tax “reform” is right around the corner—that is, if you can call it “reform” when hundreds or perhaps thousands of new pages are about to be added to the tax code. First, the White House released its tax legislation wish list.

  • The Economic Myth-Destroyer Gets his Due

    Imagine a person who always, in every circumstance, makes rational decisions with his money. He saves when he ought to and spends exactly as he should spend, in order to maximize the “utility” of whatever wealth he happens to possess.

  • Give Your Retirement Plan a Raise!

    It might surprise you to hear that the Internal Revenue Service has some good news for you. IRS notice 2017-64, released recently, raises the annual contribution limits on most retirement plans, starting January 1, 2018.

  • The Cost of Pets

    Thinking of buying a pet? Find out what it really costs to own a pet today.

  • Top Ten Items to Protect Yourself from Fraud

    Fraud can happen to anyone at anytime.  Here are the top 10 items you can do this month to protect yourself from fraudulent activity.

  • Aging Dilemma

    Should today’s 70-year-old American be considered “old?”  How do you define that term these days?  Statistically, your average 70-year-old has just a 2% chance of dying within a year.  The estimated upper limits of average life expectancy is now 97, and a rapidly growing number of 70-year-olds will live past age 100.

  • Equifax Breach, Revisited: Four More Steps to Protect Yourself

    Placing a security freeze on your credit reports alone does not protect you from every threat posed by the Equifax fiasco. In addition to credit information, hackers also accessed Social Security numbers (SSN), dates of birth, and drivers license numbers. These data can expose you to other dangers besides fraudulent credit accounts. You should take the following four steps to protect yourself.

  • The Debt Limit

    The debt limit can be very confusing to understand. How are we so far in debt yet we get all our budgets approved?

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