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Alone And Lonely Are Not Synonyms

Alone is a condition brought about by circumstances, and for the most part, is what it is.  With large numbers of Americans finding out that “Home Alone” is not just the name of a popular movie, alone is becoming increasingly common and not a matter of choice. Lonely is another matter.  Wikipedia defines loneliness as a […]

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American Ingenuity On Display

Maybe I should not be surprised at the speed and rate at which Americans have risen and mobilized to fight this war… but I am.  I am truly amazed.  If we saw it in a movie we would not believe it.  American spirit, ingenuity and business are now on display and it is nothing short […]

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Fighting the Good Fight!

My mother-in-law was admitted to St. Joseph’s hospital Ann Arbor in early February for a chronic abdominal ailment. Five surgeries later, and after suffering a stroke, we got word on Sunday evening that she was presenting with Covid-19 symptoms and was being transferred to the 10th floor to be put on a ventilator.  At 81, […]

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Coronavirus-Relief Bill: Proposed Changes for Retirees

The $2 trillion coronavirus-relief bill that was signed into law on Friday contains several provisions related to retirement accounts that will affect the manner in which we plan for clients. Relaxed Required Minimum Distributions for 2020 Similar to the provision that was included in 2009 legislation, required minimum distribution from IRA’s and 401(k) accounts have […]

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Business and Market Update – March 27, 2020

Upcoming data will indicate the sky is falling… We are starting to receive economic data reflecting the impact of COVID-19 on the US economy.  For example, unemployment claims for the week ending 3/20/20 were recently reported and came in at over 3.2 million.  Is the sky falling? It will be difficult to put into context […]

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Political Risk

Political risk is a type of risk that can be materially affected by political decisions, events, or conditions.  Investors should recognize that this type of risk differs from more traditional economic risks. Currently, company specific investment analysis is being overshadowed by uncertainty surrounding the impact of the health emergency and government efforts to protect citizens […]

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