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Tax cuts and GDP growth

Do lower taxes cause faster GDP growth? Your answer will hinge on what economic theory you subscribe to. The fundamental idea of supply-side economics is that tax cuts cause economic growth. This theory is grounded [...]

Cost of US short-term borrowing on the rise

The US government is spending, and fixed income investors are demanding higher interest rates in return to lend to Uncle Sam. The recent tax reform coupled with congress raising the debt ceiling requires the US [...]

Inflation is back, maybe

The recent stock market selloff in early February was attributed to the CPI data released on February 2nd.  The Federal Reserve Act establishes the statutory objectives for the Federal Reserve - maximum employment, stable prices, [...]

Three Retirement Planning Lessons from the Houston Astros’ 2017 Championship

In 2017, the Astros gave hurricane-battered Houston a reason to celebrate by achieving their very first World Series championship. After winning 101 regular season games and 11 playoff games, the Astros claimed their place in [...]

Refrain from Tapping Your Retirement Funds

Resist the temptation. Your future self will thank you.  Retirement accounts are not bank accounts. Nor should they be treated as such. When retirement funds are drawn down, they impede the progress of retirement planning, [...]

Social Security Benefits & Your Provisional Income

Your Social Security Benefits & Your Provisional Income Earning too much may cause portions of your retirement benefits to be taxed.  You may be shocked to learn that part of your Social Security income could [...]

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