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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Social Security’s annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is an increase in the benefit amount people receive each month. By law, the monthly Social Security and SSI federal benefit rate increases when there is a rise in the cost...

 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The U.S. economy, as measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was about $18 Trillion in 20151. We exported about $120 Billion of goods and services to China in 20152. This was less than 1% of our GDP. So it is very unlikely that we...

 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Let’s look at a sister and brother, Samantha and Sam. Suppose Samantha opened a Roth IRA at age 25 and for ten years she contributed $500 per month, or $6,000 per year. She earned seven percent annually. After ten years, she...

 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Allowances can be a tricky subject. You and your spouse love each other, but views on money vary and often cause friction. It’s important to discuss money – spending and saving – and make sure you are on the same page...

 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Everyone talks about networking like its best way to find the right job. There must be a key to this approach beyond just going to networking meetings and signing up with one of the online social networks. Here is some advice I have...

 

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

As your parents age and become “elderly adults” you may find that your advice is unwelcome. Even the most reasonable and sensible advice is met with resistance. As their children we are encountering stubborn and...