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AN ECONOMIC CROSSROADS This is the best job market in the history of this country. At least, that’s what the numbers tell us. The unemployment rate sits at 3.6%. That means that 96.4% of those who want a job already have one. If you look past the numbers and listen to the comments of everyday […]

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Merry Christmas America

Congress has passed the most significant tax legislation in over 30 years. What seemed impossible only a matter of months ago has become law. You have probably heard some details about this tax reform, but now we have a final bill to discuss. We will be discussing both the good elements of the bill as […]

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Highlights of the Latest Republican Tax Plan

Republicans seem to have cleared the first hurdle for tax reform by passing budgets respectively in the House and the Senate. What are some highlights of the Republican tax plan and how will it affect taxpayers? The new Republican tax plan calls for a collapse of seven tax brackets into three. The new brackets will […]

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Things to Watch in 2017

Here we are at the beginning of 2017, a year that is sure to be filled with many changes. We expect certain themes for the year to emerge quickly and would like to share with you four themes to look for in 2017. On the economic front, we can expect to see a theme of […]

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How Do I Spend Well?

I’m often asked, “What does it take to be a successful manager of your money?” The answer to that is long and detailed, so I am going to try and boil it down over a series titled The Three Keys to Successful Stewardship. The keys are very simple and yet can be extremely difficult to […]

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Brexit Is Here

Until today, the average American probably thought Brexit was something you said after someone sneezed. After today, many Americans will have at least a vague understanding that the UK voted to leave the European Union – that there was a British Exit (Brexit). What are the implications? The short answer is, no one knows all […]

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Lessons On Partnerships From Shark Tank

When I get sick, I like to watch TV. It’s one of those things that requires minimal effort and distracts me from my pain. I was sick this week and landed on watching Shark Tank. For those who aren’t familiar with the show, it features 5 millionaire/billionaires who listen to product pitches from entrepreneurs looking […]

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The Fed Hasn’t Forgotten About Rising Rates

Minutes were released from the most recent Fed meeting yesterday. In it, perhaps the most prominent message was “We haven’t forgotten about raising interest rates.” Today, I’m going to talk about where we are, where we are going in the next year, and where we are going beyond that. Today, we find ourselves in a […]

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Do You Live Like a Millionaire?

“One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.” – Prov 13:7 You know the family. They have a big house, drive the latest model car, belong to the local country club and otherwise seem to have it all. But do they really? If you were to […]

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