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Grow Your Retirement Nest Egg With a Health Savings Account

Looking for a savings plan that has more immediate tax and long-term advantages than either a regular or Roth IRA? That would be a Health Savings Account. A Health Savings Account (HSA), as the title implies, is a tax-advantaged tool to save for medical expenses that high-deductible health plans do not cover. The advantage of … Continue reading “Grow Your Retirement Nest Egg With a Health Savings Account”

What’s Behind the High Price of Lumber?

Thirty-six thousand dollars. That’s the increase in the price of an average new construction home simply because the price of lumber is so high right now — and these high price points are complicating the already hot housing market. Simply put, there’s demand for new homes right now, but a shortage of lumber. And part … Continue reading “What’s Behind the High Price of Lumber?”

Biden’s Tax Plan Would Soak the Rich to the Tune of Over 60 Percent

Comedian and impressionist Rich Little used to do a wonderful impression of President Jimmy Carter. One of his classic routines hilariously mimicked candidate Carter, who was waxing philosophically about his vision of our country under his leadership. It went something like this: “I see a country where the rich willingly pay very high taxes for … Continue reading “Biden’s Tax Plan Would Soak the Rich to the Tune of Over 60 Percent”

Making Sense of the Weaker than Expected April Jobs Report

After several months of better-than-expected jobs growth, the April report from the Labor Department was surprising — just not in a good way. With economists predicting the addition of about 1 million jobs in April and the overall unemployment rate to clock in somewhere around 5.8 percent, expectations were way off — and not in … Continue reading “Making Sense of the Weaker than Expected April Jobs Report”

Biden Changes Trump’s Paycheck Protection Program to Stick it to White Guys

If you thought that the anti-white hatred of the Biden administration couldn’t be much more obvious, wait until you see the latest executive order that the commissars had Joe Biden sign. Not to worry: If you own a bar, restaurant or other type of small business that was harmed by the government’s recklessly dumb coronavirus … Continue reading “Biden Changes Trump’s Paycheck Protection Program to Stick it to White Guys”

Have You Spent Your Tax Return Yet?

According to data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the average tax return — at least so far this year — is $2,873. That’s having processed more than 70 million refunds in 2021. And that’s more than $100 higher than the average 2020 tax refund, which came in at around $2,750. And while it can … Continue reading “Have You Spent Your Tax Return Yet?”

New Report Finds Just How Impacted Women Were by Pandemic

An $800 billion loss. On a global scale, that’s how much collective money women lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report from Oxfam International. To put that number into context a little, that’s more than the combined gross domestic product of nearly 100 countries. We’ve been hearing for the last several months … Continue reading “New Report Finds Just How Impacted Women Were by Pandemic”

There Are Good Reasons to Draw Social Security at Age 62

If you are getting close to age 60, you have some retirement decisions: when to retire and at what age to claim your Social Security benefits. If you were born after 1960, your full retirement age is 67, but you can begin drawing reduced Social Security Benefits at age 62. If you claim Social Security … Continue reading “There Are Good Reasons to Draw Social Security at Age 62”

Baby Boomers Have Two Big Retirement Worries

You’re probably familiar with AARP and its advocacy for retired Americans. But there’s another lower profile non-profit foundation, the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies ®. TCRS in its own words “is dedicated to educating the public on emerging trends surrounding retirement security in the United States.” The latest TCRS study is its 20th annual retirement … Continue reading “Baby Boomers Have Two Big Retirement Worries”

Pelosi is in a Jam After Biden Refuses to Support Lifting SALT Tax Deduction

There has been a lot of discussion about what’s in President Joe Biden’s $1.8 trillion American Families Plan and who will pay for it. However, there is one notable omission in the plan that could derail the entire package — and that is the president’s unwillingness to omit the SALT tax deduction instituted by the … Continue reading “Pelosi is in a Jam After Biden Refuses to Support Lifting SALT Tax Deduction”

The Student Loan Pause Ends September 30: What You Need to Know

The current pause on federally-held student loans is ending on September 30. That means that any borrowers will again be on the hook for payments and interest rates will take effect again. And as the economy takes off and unemployment rates continue to decrease, it’s very likely that this will indeed be the end of … Continue reading “The Student Loan Pause Ends September 30: What You Need to Know”

Biden Tax Hike Could Hit Taxpayers in the $200K Bracket

President Biden wants to channel his inner Franklin D. Roosevelt and make every American a cradle-to-grave dependent on government. The main problem is that, even FDR’s historical New Deal couldn’t provide the jobs needed to put Americans back to work. It took a war to harness the American industrial giant during a post-Depression era when … Continue reading “Biden Tax Hike Could Hit Taxpayers in the $200K Bracket”

How Strong is Your Financial Literacy? (3 Ways to IMPROVE)

We’ve written extensively in this space how a large number of Americans struggle with financial basics for one reason or another, whether it’s inadequate savings toward retirement plans, the lack of a rainy day savings account to cover emergency expenses or even a lack of portfolio diversification necessary to truly grow wealth. And if you … Continue reading “How Strong is Your Financial Literacy? (3 Ways to IMPROVE)”

Apple to Invest Over $400 Billion in U.S. Jobs, Research, and Green Energy

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently announced plans for Apple to invest more than $430 billion in the U.S., with the goal of adding 20,000 jobs nationwide over the next half decade. Said Cook, “We’re creating jobs in cutting-edge fields – from 5G to silicon engineering to artificial intelligence – investing in the next generation of … Continue reading “Apple to Invest Over $400 Billion in U.S. Jobs, Research, and Green Energy”

China’s Economy Surges a Record 18.3 Percent in First Quarter

Communist China raised the alarm for the West again after posting a record 18.3 percent growth in its gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter in 2021. Like all other industrialized nations, China’s economy took an artificial hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, which the country was the first to tackle. Now, economists are watching … Continue reading “China’s Economy Surges a Record 18.3 Percent in First Quarter”

Status Check: How Much Do Americans in their 30s Have Saved Toward Retirement?

We’ve written a lot about savings and investment strategies in this space over the past several years, usually because studies indicate that many Americans are falling woefully behind on where they should be with retirement or don’t have adequate savings to fund even a small emergency expense. This post is in response to another similar … Continue reading “Status Check: How Much Do Americans in their 30s Have Saved Toward Retirement?”

Is a Fourth Stimulus Check on the Way?

The ink has barely dried on the third and latest round of stimulus checks that were dispersed to most Americans with the passing of the American Rescue Plan in March, and yet some Democratic Senators are already pushing for an additional round of payments to be sent out to the American people. And depending on … Continue reading “Is a Fourth Stimulus Check on the Way?”


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