Family Finances

2017 Tax Planning

For 2017, the IRS is revising more than 50 tax provisions for both individuals and business taxpayers. Any changes or modifications made by the new administration may or may not be applicable to 2017 taxes. [...]

Economic Expectations Post-Election

A monumental shift occurred in November as consumer sentiment, interest rates, and equity markets all increased with growth expectations settling in. Infrastructure spending, manufacturing, a friendlier regulatory environment, trade agreements, and fiscal stimulus have become [...]

Oil Production Cuts

OPEC agreed to cut production among its 13 members by 1.2 million barrels a day from the current 33.6 million barrels. The agreed upon reduction would reduce global output by about 1%, easing high levels [...]

US Corporate Tax Rates

One of president-elect Trump’s fiscal proposals is to reduce the inherently high U.S. corporate tax rate from 35% to 15%. The United States currently has one of the highest corporate tax rates worldwide at 35%. [...]

Economic Data – September 2016

The Commerce Department revealed that consumers were spending more than expected on a broad range of products and services. Such news is viewed as positive for economic growth since what consumers spend represents two-thirds of [...]

Macro Economic Overview – August 2016

Macro risks are still prevalent throughout the world as the effects of Brexit and terrorism continue to be ongoing concerns. U.S. markets have been resilient to the uncertainties, as major U.S. stock indices reached new [...]

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