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Baby Boomers and Retirement

 

The nation’s workforce has experienced some traumatic events over the past five years. Between the financial crises, global competition and the slow pace of domestic economic growth, is it any wonder that employment in the U.S. is not what it should be? Yet the biggest challenge of all may be right around the corner as the Baby Boomers retire in droves. read more…

Labor on their mind

 

It is that time of the year again when the world’s central bankers gather together in Wyoming to sort out the economic conditions of the global economy. This year most bankers will be looking at labor growth, or lack thereof, and what to do about it. read more…

Financing ISIS

 

Out-gunned, out-manned and out-financed, terrorists should be logically on the losing end of any combat engagement. And yet,   they exist and sometimes flourish despite the odds. Much of their success can be attributed to cash, the life blood of any army, and their increasingly sophisticated method of raising.it. read more…

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Say it isn’t so

 

“Tell me you’re not leaving
Say you changed your mind now
That I am only dreaming
That this is not goodbye
This is starting over
If you wanna know
I don’t wanna let go
So say it isn’t so”

“Say it isn’t so”…Gareth Gates

 

So far June is playing out as expected. Stocks are see-sawing in a trading range that is driving day traders crazy. Hopefully, you are not one of them. read more…

A Taste of things to come

 

If you are a bond holder, the last few weeks may have come as a shock. Ever since the Fed raised the possibility of tapering their stimulus program, interest rates have spiked higher. For the first time in years, bondholders actually saw bond prices decline. Get used to it. read more…

Will the Fed Falter?

 

As we enter the fifth year of the Federal Reserve Bank’s grand experiment to save our economy, doubts are beginning to surface. After a wonderful run in the financial markets, investors are concerned that the Fed is planning to once again slow their stimulus program.  That would be a mistake. read more…

Rising interest rates spook markets

 

Over the last month the interest rate on a ten year, U.S. Treasury note has risen half a point.  That may not sound like much in a market that has seen nothing but declines in Treasury yields for years, but investors fear it is simply the start of something big. read more…

Retirement, who can afford it?

 

Most Americans’ retirement savings are under $25,000. That’s old news. The new news is that with social security in jeopardy, medical costs skyrocketing and the chances of living longer better than ever, how do you expect to retire in the years ahead? read more…

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Bill Schmick was born in a blue-collar neighborhood of Philadelphia, just a few blocks north of “Rocky Balboa” territory where most of his Catholic schoolmates grew up to be either cops or criminals. He narrowly escaped both professions by volunteering to fight in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine... Read More

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