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Planning For A Successful Retirement

Retirement means many different things to everyone.  It’s generally the goal for most people to do something they love with the last quarter of their life.  It should be an exciting time, but when you hear that most Americans won’t be able to afford retirement, it can be worrisome.  There are certain aspects that can’t […]

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Thoughts Regarding Our Domestic Equity Markets

Despite a panoply of investor concerns, domestic equity markets continue their march higher.  Many of these concerns focus on the uncertainty of the post election world.  Not only are investors keeping a close watch on which candidate is elected as our next president, equally important is whether there is a change in control within the […]

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Brexit Update

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the UK would trigger the process of disentangling itself from the European Union (EU) by the end of March 2017.  This would set the stage for Britain to leave the EU by March 2019. Once the process is started, the UK has a two-year window to negotiate its […]

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Do You Have Reliable Transportation?

This is a critical question that frequently crops up in job interviews.  Connecting able and willing workers with potential employers is a major challenge in urban America.  This may also account for some of the unusually low level of work force participation.  It is not unreasonable for someone with no realistic way to get to […]

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Twisting The Lion’s Tail

During the years 1815-1914, when Britain, through the Royal Navy, was the de facto world’s policeman, some leaders of smaller countries would see how far they could provoke Britain, without precipitating serious consequences.  In other words, “twisting the lion’s tail.” Currently, we have the Philippines recently elected President, Rodrigo Duterte, threatening to distance his country […]

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Corporate Taxes/Incentives

Corporate tax rates, both in the U.S., and abroad, have gained increasing visibility following the EU assessment of a $15 billion penalty relating to Apple and Ireland’s tax strategy, and the ongoing U.S. election rhetoric. Incentives get less publicity and are generally promoted as a jobs policy or the pursuit of some other social good, […]

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