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Beyond Taxes: 5 Reasons a Trust May Make Sense

Whether or not a trust makes sense for you is largely dependent on what your personal  estate planning goals and objectives are.   Moreover, the type


A volatile end to a great first half of 2013

During the first half of 2013, the U.S. stock markets had their best five-month start since 1999, but then came June. Through mid-May, investors continued


Desperate Times or Not? The more things change

The economy is recovering and Americans are feeling better after bouncing back from a recession.  Advancements in technology are changing the way we live and


Is It Time To Worry About the Markets? Does it even matter?

On Friday morning May 3rd  2013 a strong U.S. jobs report pushed stock markets to record high levels.  So is it time to worry about


Stocks Leave Flat Year Behind, Open 2012 with Sharp Rally

January 3, 2012 - Stocks staged a sharp rally on the first trading day of 2012, leaving behind a year that saw tremendous volatility but


Outlook 2011 and Beyond

2010 was one of the most volatile, challenging, and surprising twelve month periods in the last 100 years. As we look forward to 2011 it is clear that the economic and political landscapes have changed dramatically. Having completed the mid term elections we now have some clarity of where the tax laws are going but also more questions comnig out of Washington with regard to estate taxes, entitlement programs and a myriad of other topics.


Income Tax Cuts Increase Revenues and Help Low Income Families

While many issues such as health care reform, social security and immigration are often difficult to quantify objectively since we have not had experience with proposed changes the issue of income tax rates is not. Critics, often with the best of intentions, have said that extending tax cuts and further reducing income taxes will benefit the rich over the poor and will lead to more deficit spending. Past income tax rate cuts have increased government revenues, boosted our economy, created jobs and shifted the tax burden away from low income families to the middle and upper income folks.


TARP - 2 Years ago and today

It was  two years ago today (10/13/08) that as part of the financial bail out  Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson told the heads of  9 major


Economic News Pushes Market Averages Down for August

Despite a small uptick as the month ended, investors reacted to a series of disheartening economic reports by pushing stocks steadily lower in August.


Stocks Drop Sharply on U.S., Global Economic Worries

The major financial indices retreated into negative territory for the year Wednesday as a weaker outlook from the Federal Reserve and reports of a slowdown


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