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Tax Cut and Jobs Act: Expectations Met and Unrealized

Expectations were high for the Tax Cut and Jobs Act in 2017. Were those expectations met? How the tax reform actually affects you and your business in 2023.

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Film, Fine Dining, and West Side Story: A Warning on Risky Investments

Vanity investments in Hollywood or trendy restaurants are not just risky investments, they’re some of the riskiest. Should you invest, and if so, when?

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Asset Class Performance Review for May 2023

May is done, which means it’s time to check in how some of the most common asset classes performed. Here’s how each fared.

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Bracing for Black Swans

The only predictable thing about Black Swans is that one will probably catch you off guard at some point in your life.

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The Debt Ceiling Debate

Understanding What’s at Stake in the Debt Ceiling Debate

Debt ceiling, deficit, disaster. Fixing this mess requires us to first understand how we got here and what’s at risk.

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Asset Class Performance Review for April 2023

April has come to a close. After celebrating financial literacy all month, it’s time to extrapolate what we’ve learned to what’s happening today. That means checking in on asset class […]

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How Headlines About Tech Layoffs Miss the Point

It feels like layoffs in the technology sector make headlines every other day. In the past couple of weeks alone, companies ranging from Amazon to Meta and beyond have announced […]

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Asset Class Performance Review for February 2023

March is here with the promise of spring around the corner. But just as somewhat bizarre winter weather nationwide makes that prospect seem lightyears away, the performance of various asset […]

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Putting Consumer Spending Trends in Context

The end of 2022 saw inflation slowing, unemployment low, and stocks finishing strong, leading many to release a sigh of relief. Bearish analysts began to talk about the US dodging […]

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Will You Retire Broke? Reasons Why Your Retirement May Be in Jeopardy

More than 42% of Americans will retire broke, according to a survey taken by GOBanking Rates. For the third year in a row, thousands of individuals were polled to ascertain how much the average American has set aside for retirement, and the results may, and should, shock you.

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