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Consumers and Taxes

It is generally accepted that the U.S. economy is largely consumer driven.  It is also probably true that most Americans spend virtually all of their income.  Therefore, anything that reduces consumers’ disposable income may expose the U.S. economy to additional risks. With that in mind, investors could benefit by giving some consideration to the nature […]

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Understanding the Social Security Trust Fund

It is generally accepted that longer life expectancies and the gradual retirement of the baby boomer generation are combining to raise questions as to the sustainability of current levels of Social Security distributions beyond 2034. The Social Security Administration collects payroll taxes and uses the money collected to pay Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance benefits […]

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Understanding the Big Picture

When considering a possible investment, it is important to understand the big picture as opposed to focusing on a single issue.  In general terms, business activity includes both supply and demand.  This translates into determining whether a product or service can be provided at a price that is profitable to the supplier and attractive to […]

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