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Life Cycle

Female Professionals are Changing Consumer Spending

I recently dropped off my youngest at college for her freshman year. She’s finally free of the prison rules of high school, and can explore life as a young adult.

Demographic Trends

Be Nimble or Be Banished to History

I wrote an article back on July 7 called “Bond Bubble to Burst.” It’s an important topic. I’ve been predicting for a long time that 10-year Treasury bond yields could

Education

Nobody Wants a Stupid Kid – Here’s How to Start a Proper College Fund

Nothing – and I mean nothing – will change your life as dramatically as the birth of your first child. It’s a wonderful moment and one that I hope everyone
Purchasing Power

Here’s What You Missed This Week On Economy And Markets

I just can’t help but shake my head at yet another unfounded moment in the equities market. Almost every day this week,  stocks reached new highs… when will the madness

Demographic Trends

More Kids Now Living At Home Since The Great Depression

More Kids Now Live At Home Than Since The Great Depression We all know the situation in the markets is dire. Like, really, everyone knows. There’s an old phrase from

Retirement

Quit Living So Long!

The mainstream media has your number. You make too much money, you don’t pay enough in taxes, and you get too many tax deductions. Now there’s a new charge to

Purchasing Power

Another Tax Credit, at Taxpayers’ Expense

This year, tax day arrives soon after Tesla Motors unveiled the affordable Model 3. Well, maybe affordable isn’t the right word. With a base price of $35,000, it’s more expensive

Purchasing Power

The Financial Health of U.S. Consumers Is Tepid at Best

The U.S. economy has added millions of jobs since the financial crisis of 2008. The Fed has added trillions of dollars to their balance sheet and kept rates at or

Retirement

Looking At Muted Returns? Your 401(k) Might Be Your Best Friend

If they’re not sick to their stomachs yet, they will be soon. First-quarter 401(k) account statements will be arriving in mail boxes in a few short weeks. When they do,

Life Cycle

The Demographic Pandemic Sweeping the Globe

Yesterday, the Fed pulled back its forecast of higher interest rates this year. Our economic overlords now plan to launch two rate hikes in 2016 instead of four, given the