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An eye-opening financial report recently released concerning private colleges stated that 25% of all private colleges spent more than they earned in 2017 despite the overall increase in tuition revenue. (They must be taking a cue from Uncle Sam.) Where in the name of beer bongs, tapestries and safe spaces is all that money going? According to the College Board, … Read More


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In 1980, the British band the Buggles declared that “Video Killed the Radio Star.” In 2018, one could say that the free market and a growing GDP is killing Obamacare. Outside of the Trump Tax Reform’s move to kill the Obamacare requirement that individuals must purchase health insurance, we are witnessing GDP growth and a tightening labor market that is … Read More


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Something smells really bad. It’s called the Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies Act and it is the latest brain fart from the man, the myth, the legend Senator Bernie Sanders. This bill which could have come straight out of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged would tax corporations with more than 500 employees at 100% for every dollar their employees … Read More


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Edward Jones, the brokerage that likes to market itself as your “hometown, folksy, everyone knows your name” firm is joining the ranks of the other big brokerage firms in segregating their smaller “less worthy” clients and sending them off to some sort of call-center hell. Edward D. Jones & Co is acknowledging that some of their clients might not be … Read More


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It is not a matter of if.  It is a matter of when. Fire up the Flux Capacitor and the DeLorean, we are going on a trip.  Warning this trip might be very uncomfortable for many.  It could bring back memories of strife, anxiety and possibly remind us of some really regretful choices we had made in the past. We … Read More

GOP Tax Bill Is Full Of Uncertainty: Who Are Real Winners And Losers?

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Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have unveiled their tax reform bill, claiming that it will aid economic growth. A recent Politico Morning Consult poll shows that the plan has garnered mixed support, mostly from small businesses, which are set to benefit from the proposed corporate tax rate reduction, and from parents, who are set to benefit from increasing … Read More

The Self-Driving Investment Portfolio Might Just Crash and Burn

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We don’t have to worry about robots replacing us any time soon, if Google’s self-driving car project Waymo is any indication of what the future holds. These cars have been involved in several crashes due to their failure to handle intersections like human drivers do. And it’s not just cars experiencing technical difficulties. Earlier this month, a trader bot was … Read More

Tax Reform is a Game of Musical Chairs that will Hurt your 401(k)

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During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump promised tax cuts. Today, he unveiled them. Yet regardless of those cuts, the IRS still must generate the same amount of revenues in order to avoid a deficit. So, instead of seeing tax cuts, we’ll see tax reform. Once the Danse Macabre music stops playing and everyone has claimed their chair, many Americans will … Read More

2019 IPO Unlikely for Uber Despite New CEO

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Between conflicts with taxi drivers, a sexual harassment investigation and a lawsuit filed by Google over the use of robocar technology that may already be patented, this has been a tough year for ride-sharing company Uber. Ongoing negative press has hurt Uber, and its financial position is not improving. The company lost $645 million between April and June of 2017, … Read More

Where is Social Security Headed?

Christopher MarkowskiIn the NewsLeave a Comment

For good reason, many retirees and pre-retirees are worried their Social Security benefits will be cut. Nearly two-thirds of American seniors rely on the program as their primary source of income, according to the Social Security Administration, and 10,000 more Boomers are retiring every day. The situation only seems more dire when you consider the last few years’ Trustee Reports, … Read More