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Financial Perspective: Marry, Cohabitate or Stay Single?

February 22, 2022

People have many different reasons for getting married or not getting married. But for some committed couples, it can come down to a few basic points. One of those is…

Market and Economic Outlook for

February 16, 2022

The last month of 2021 was filled with lots of new information — the new omicron variant of the coronavirus first hit U.S. shores, along with cautions that its level…

The Taxing Landscape of the IRS

February 8, 2022

t seems that millions of taxpayers still have not received their tax refunds from 2020 and even 2019.1 A major reason is due to the defunding of the IRS. Between 2010…

Implications of Omicron

February 1, 2022

The U.S. is in the emergent stages of the omicron variant of the coronavirus. However, we now have some experience in what this could mean moving forward, both for the…

American Conglomerates: Past, Present and Future

January 25, 2022

Conglomerates are parent companies that own a number of large subsidiaries. They became popular back in the 1960s with corporations like ITT, LTV and GE, to name a few. In…

What’s Up With Inflation

January 19, 2022

Inflation was already on the rise before we learned about the omicron variant. Now on top of supply-chain shortages and transportation disruptions, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell recently observed that…

The Investment Greats

January 4, 2022

Not surprisingly, some of the most notable investors in America founded well-known investment companies. For example, John Templeton, whom in 1999 “Money” magazine called “arguably the greatest global stock picker…

The Rise of the Unicorn?

January 3, 2022

This past August, close to 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs — the most ever in just one month (since the government began collecting data two decades ago).1 But there isn’t…

Low Supply Increases Demand

January 3, 2022

Across the board, we’re seeing the capitalist principles of supply and demand both drive and curb U.S. economic activity. As more people have emerged from their hermit-like existence throughout the…

Outlook For Equities

December 22, 2021

The general outlook for equities is positive toward the end of the year and into 2022. Stocks performed relatively well through the autumn earnings season and, as a general rule,…

America’s Seesaw Wealth

December 15, 2021

It is interesting to evaluate how various economic events throughout time affect different demographics. For example, the 2007-2009 Great Recession saw higher losses in male-oriented jobs, such as construction and…

Single Finances

December 7, 2021

Pew Research Center reported that in 2019, about 38% of adults ages 25 to 34 in the U.S. were not married or living with a partner, up from 29% in…

Capitalism and Competition: Is it Working?

December 2, 2021

In capitalism, all management, labor and profits are privately controlled. In a socialist economy, however, businesses are owned and run by the government, and the workers are employees of the…

Who’s Paying Higher Prices?

November 23, 2021

You may have noticed higher prices on the things you buy regularly, like groceries and gas. However, many consumers may not realize that economic factors such as backed-up supply chains,…

The China Connection

November 16, 2021

America’s outsourcing of manufacturing (and jobs) has been a sore point for many years. But now that there are logistics issues due to the pandemic – costing U.S. companies money…