• Creative Giving

    Giving to a charity is easy, right? You write a check and send it off to your favorite 501(c)(3) organization, and get a full deduction for the amount on your tax return, up to 50% of your adjusted gross income. Most professionals would recommend that you put a bit more thought into how you give.

  • Starship Medicine

    If you’ve ever watched the Star Trek TV show, or any of the franchise’s movies, you’ve probably noticed that spaceship medicine is different from what we’re accustomed to. Instead of a physical exam, on the Starship Enterprise, the doctor points a blinking device at the patient and arrives at an instant diagnosis of any health issue.

  • Safer but Poorer

    America may be safer today than it was three months ago, but at what cost?

  • Workplace Happiness—and Not So Much

    What are the happiest and unhappiest jobs in the U.S. economy? Put another way, what careers would you want to steer your children and grandchildren toward and away from if you want them to be happy during their work hours?

  • Seven Reasons You Should Roll Your 401(k) into an IRA

    There are several compelling reasons why rolling your 401(k) into an IRA may be a better move than simply going into your new company’s 401(k) plan.

  • Brexit Is Beginning

    At the end of March, the U.K. finally pulled the trigger, and made the departure from the European Union official.

  • Depression’s Silver Lining

    A lot of people are depressed these days: in 2015, one study showed that 6.7% of American adults suffered from a major depressive episode in the previous 12 months. Meanwhile, an estimated 12% of Americans are taking antidepressants, which suggests that the study may have underestimated the problem.

  • Real Crime vs. Imagined

    Crime in America is totally out of control these days, right? Every day you read about some new shooting, robbery, kidnapping etc., and the impression you get is that we live in an age where the streets aren’t safe and neither is your home.

  • Fed Raises Rates

    The U.S. Federal Reserve Board’s Open Market Committee just raised the Fed Funds rate from 0.75% to 1.00%—the second rate hike in three months. So what should you do with your investment portfolio in light of this change?

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