Our economy has a problem. In fact, it has a number of problems, but one in particular. Inflation is increasing significantly faster than income for most people. Therefore, even if you’ve gotten a cost of living increase, chances are your paycheck today doesn’t go nearly as far as it did a few years ago. That also means if you’ve been paying the same amount into your IRA/401(k) over that time, that’s not going to go as far either. Understanding Inflation When [...]
Last night, the nation sat on pins and needles as the results of the election slowly trickled in. Half the nation cheered in victory, while the other half looked on in terror, as Donald Trump pulled further and further ahead of Hillary Clinton. Regardless of how you voted or your opinions on the outcome, this is what our nation has in store for us: at least four years of the “Washington outsider.” So what does this mean, for our country, [...]
As we slog through the final weeks of one of the most contentious elections in U.S. history, pundits are suggesting radical new curbs on presidential power.
It’s sometimes easy to lose sight of one fundamental fact: An economy that’s dynamic and open to new workers—and spenders—is an economy that’s prepared to compete and thrive in a world where the only constant is change.