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?

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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

3 Strategies That Will Stretch Your Retirement Savings

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If you are nearing retirement, but you feel as though you are not prepared enough, it is not too late to make changes. There are options to help ensure you are more prepared for retirement that do not require winning the lottery, inheriting a fortune or getting a substantial raise. These include working longer, planning for a part-time encore career, … Read More

America’s $1 Trillion in Credit Card Debt is Terrible News for Our Future

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American consumers have hit a major milestone this summer: we now have the highest amount of revolving credit debt in U.S. history. As of June, Americans had $1.021 trillion in outstanding revolving credit, according to data from the Federal Reserve. That is nearly equivalent to the gross domestic product of Russia. Of the $1.021 trillion in outstanding revolving credit, $1 … Read More

If The GOP Whiffed On Healthcare, Expect the Same On Tax Reform

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After failing at their long-promised goal to repeal the taxes associated with ObamaCare, one has to wonder whether the Republican Party will succeed in implementing any tax reform at all. As William Gale of the Brookings Institution and Tax Policy Center told National Public Radio, “If Trump can’t line up support for healthcare, it’s going to be hard to see how … Read More

Why The AHCA Was Doomed From The Start

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Would the House GOP’s Obamacare replacement have given you a bigger tax break? The short answer is no, but the devil is in the details. On Thursday, July 17, Trump’s American Health Care Act was pronounced dead late that evening. Not only is the original design of the bill flawed, it was destined to fail because the Republicans who pushed … Read More

The Art of the Fake News Reel

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Recently, major news outlets from CNN to Buzzfeed reported on Russian hackers suspected of using fake news on Qatar’s state news to create tension between the U.S. and its allies. This is not the only time the public has been duped by fake news reports, nor is it the only way we our attention is diverted from the real issues at home … Read More

How to Politics-Proof Your Retirement Plan

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Chris Markowski, founder of Markowski Financial Investments in Tampa, Florida, and host of the radio program “The Watchdog on Wall Street,” says he is regularly called upon to weigh in on TV and radio shows about changes in the market. “It’s almost like they want you to come on and scare everyone,” he says. Taking a doomsday approach to the … Read More