Monthly Archives: June 2016

The ‘Other’ Cost of Taxes

Chances are, you know how much you pay in taxes.  But how much are taxes costing you in time and preparation fees? According to a Tax Foundation report, using statistics from the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and the … Continue reading

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Soon Flying to a Garage Near You

The joke among futurists is that flying cars are 20 years in the future and always will be.  But a company called AeroMobil has recently demonstrated an elongated, road-ready flying vehicle with stowable wings that can navigate both city traffic … Continue reading

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Welcome to Brexit

The June 23rd vote by the British electorate to end its 43-year membership in the European Union seems to have taken just about everybody by surprise, but the aftermath could not have been more predictable.  The uncertainty of how, exactly, … Continue reading

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The Awareness of Plants

Do plants respond to your touch?  Do they feel or enjoy music or your singing voice? The answers, according to new research conducted at the University of Western Australia, are yes and no.  Lead researcher Olivier Van Aken says that … Continue reading

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Not-So-Powerful Powers of Attorney

Everybody should have a power of attorney—that is, a legal document that gives a designated individual the right to act on their behalf when making financial decisions. The power of attorney is most often used by adult children to make … Continue reading

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Where Have All the Male Workers Gone?

The White House Council of Economic Advisers has released a report showing a long-term decline in the share of American men ages 25-54 who are participating in the labor force (see first chart), to the point where the U.S. now … Continue reading

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Qualified Protection

You might be surprised to learn that your pension and IRA assets are protected from fraud, malfeasance and sly predication by an entirely different government agency than your taxable and brokerage accounts.  Under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the … Continue reading

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