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What is Cryptocurrency

Have you caught cryptocurrency fever, or are you at least wondering what it’s all about? Odds are, you hadn’t even heard the term until recently. Now, it seems as if everybody and their cousin are [...]

Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-Advised Funds are not new; they’ve been around since the 1930s. But they’ve been garnering more attention as a potentially appropriate tax-planning tool under the Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017. Here’s how they [...]

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 [...]

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