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Small Companies Get Tax Breaks, Too

Watch this video on YouTube An April 29th headline in The New York Times got my attention: “Profitable Giants Like Amazon pay $0 in Corporate Taxes. Some Voters Are Sick of It.” My immediate reaction was outrage. Amazon had a 0% tax rate. My company’s...

Inflation and Your Paycheck: When a Raise is Not a Raise

Watch this video on YouTube Inflation is a common economic term and a relatively simple concept. One straightforward definition at thebalance.com by financial journalist Kimberly Amadeo is, “Inflation is the increase in the prices of goods and services over...

Think markets are moody? How about investors?

In a recent article, Deborah Nason explores the following ideas. Financial advisors may handle wild market swings like pros, but the same cannot always be said for their clients. Approaches to handling investors fears can include re-framing the issue for worried...

Who’s Done Better – Reagan or Obama?

A story done by Dirk van Dijk, CFA for Zack’s Investment Research, compared Ronald Reagan’s first year in office with Barack Obama’s. Both presidents inherited a sick economy: Obama a meltdown of the financial system and Reagan runaway inflation. Of...

Kiplinger Says Get Out of Commodities – I Disagree

Steven Goldberg posted an interesting article today on why investors should dump commodity funds.  Basically, he says they’ve become too correlated to equity funds and have lost their punch.  What does he suggest you add to a portfolio instead of...