Monthly Archives: May 2016

Brazil’s Political Impeachment

What’s going on in Brazil—other than the Zika virus and off-schedule preparations for the Olympic games? You might have read that the leader of South America’s largest country—President Dilma Rousseff—is facing impeachment hearings at a particularly awkward time for the … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Busy Life of a Medical Professional

From the Desk of Charlie McCullough As the husband of a medical doctor, I am well aware that the long hours and countless demands of this profession can take a toll on a person. My wife, Lisa, is one of … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tax Considerations for High Income Earners

There is an old saying that there are only two things for certain in life – Death and Taxes. For high income earners, tax season each year can be a painful reminder of this.  While there is a perception that … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Buyer Beware – Alternative Investments

In the search for higher yields in this ultra-low interest environment, some investors are being directed to non-publicly traded Business Development Corporations (BDC’s) as an investment option. While these might seem like good alternative investments at first glance, investors should … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Big Vote in Europe

The big question in Europe this year is how the British people will vote on June 23.  Will they vote to leave the European Union (what’s being called the “Brexit”) or decide to continue to be part of the 28-nation … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Name timelines

We all know that baby names go in and out of fashion.  But recently, the website fivethirtyeight.com looked at Social Security Administration records going back to the 1880s, to determine the median age of people with different first names. The … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Work Longer, Live Longer

There’s finally an answer to an age-old question: How can you live a longer, more satisfying life? The answer: work past the traditional retirement age of 65. A new study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health looked … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Money From Heaven

A term you’re likely to be hearing more of in economic reports is “helicopter money,” which might replace “QE” in our lexicon of Central Bank policy terms. What is it?  “Helicopter Money” basically means dropping money out of the sky; … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Low Cost, More Demand

The average investor isn’t stupid.  The latest evidence comes from a look at where investors are putting their money, taken by the Morningstar mutual fund data organization. Morningstar found that when they ranked funds by how much they cost their … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

(Astronomical) Cost of Living

The rule of thumb in financial planning circles is that you shouldn’t spend more than 25% of your income on housing costs.  But if you live in certain cities, it might be a tad difficult to follow that rule.  Pity … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment