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Is the U.S. Tax System Fair? It Depends on Who You Ask

It’s all a matter of perspective. The majority of Americans, it seems, complain that the U.S. tax system is unfair. The belief is that low- and middle-income taxpayers have to fork over a greater share of their income than billionaires like Warren Buffett. Even Warren Buffett once acknowledged that it is unfair that the U.S. … Continue reading “Is the U.S. Tax System Fair? It Depends on Who You Ask”

Economists Believe We’re on the Cusp of an Economic Boom

We’re still in the midst of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, unemployment is high and millions of Americans are struggling to make ends meet, all factors that have become major drives to pass a series of stimulus bills over the past 13 months. Noting all of this, you might be surprised to learn that the economy is … Continue reading “Economists Believe We’re on the Cusp of an Economic Boom”

Cryptocurrency Dealer Coinbase Crashes into the Wall Street IPO Ticker

In what could be the year’s most important IPO (initial public offering), Coinbase will make history as the first company trading cryptocurrencies enters the NASDAQ stock ticker as “COIN.” Coinbase will be the first company that specializes in cryptocurrencies—Bitcoin, etc.—to launch an IPO. The company has a valuation in excess of $100 billion and has … Continue reading “Cryptocurrency Dealer Coinbase Crashes into the Wall Street IPO Ticker”

What Are You Spending Your Third Stimulus Check On?

For many Americans, the $1,400 stimulus check received as part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Act is the third such payment they’ve received since the COVID-19 pandemic swept through the United States more than a year ago. And if you take a look at what many Americans are spending this $1,400 on, you’ll start … Continue reading “What Are You Spending Your Third Stimulus Check On?”

Know your Benefits: Here is what Medicare Does Not Cover

Looking forward to that milestone age of 65? You’ll be covered by Lyndon B. Johnson’s Medicare bill. Hailed by liberals as LBJ’s signature achievement, the bill set up Medicare, a health insurance program for the elderly. It also extended insurance to the poor in the form of Medicaid. Medicare is not free. You pay premiums … Continue reading “Know your Benefits: Here is what Medicare Does Not Cover”

Tax planning: Types of Retirement Income That Are Tax Free

We’re in the final crunch in this year’s tax season, so we’re going to explore how you can keep more of what you earn during retirement. If you play by the rules, you can keep some of your retirement income away from the IRS. If you have planned, saved, and are relying on a steady … Continue reading “Tax planning: Types of Retirement Income That Are Tax Free”

Is a Face Ripper Rally Coming this Spring?

According to one prominent economic analyst, the stock market could be poised to literally rip people’s faces off this spring. OK, maybe he doesn’t mean that literally, but if you listen to Tom Lee, he might just have you convinced that the strong start to trading so far in April is likely to last for … Continue reading “Is a Face Ripper Rally Coming this Spring?”

Raising the Corporate Tax Rate: What are the REAL Costs?

Now that he’s checked the $1.9 trillion stimulus package off his “to-do” list, President Joe Biden has shifted gears to his next big focus — infrastructure. Now, both Republicans and Democrats alike agree that America’s infrastructure is overdue for a major upgrade, it’s how to upgrade the infrastructure that is what they cannot agree on. … Continue reading “Raising the Corporate Tax Rate: What are the REAL Costs?”

The Housing Market Continues its Hot Streak

If you’re planning to sell your home, let us just extend a hearty “congratulations” to you, as chances are you’re going to be receiving a significant return on your initial investment. As you probably already know, the housing market is absolutely white-hot right now — if you’re a seller, that is. If you’re a buyer, … Continue reading “The Housing Market Continues its Hot Streak”

How the Pandemic Has Changed Investors’ Priorities

Ameriprise Financial manages assets worth over $970 billion. Their January 2021 survey included over 3,000 Americans between the ages of 30 and 70, who had at least $100,000 in assets to invest. How did the pandemic affect their income during the pandemic? While the pandemic took a toll on the economy, for investors and savers … Continue reading “How the Pandemic Has Changed Investors’ Priorities”

One-Third of Americans Don’t Know if They’ll Receive a Tax Refund

Tax day has been extended to a month to May 15 this year. And a new study has found that about one-third of those who have yet to file this year are uncertain if they’ll receive a refund. NORC at the University of Chicago recently surveyed more than 1,000 adults and found that 32 percent … Continue reading “One-Third of Americans Don’t Know if They’ll Receive a Tax Refund”

Microsoft wants to Buy Discord for More Than $10 Billion

Microsoft is reportedly in talks to acquire the social media platform Discord in a move that could further boost the software giant’s dominance on the gaming industry. Discord is a community-based service that allows users to participate in forums, voice chat, and video chat in groups. Initially, it was primarily marketed to gamers, but the … Continue reading “Microsoft wants to Buy Discord for More Than $10 Billion”

Taking Stock of the Stock Market After a Year of Turmoil

A lot of the news we’ve shared over the past year or so has largely been about the ebbs and flows of the stock market as COVID-19 exploded in the United States and began altering life as we know it. We told you stocks to watch, detailed how the market rose with positive news about … Continue reading “Taking Stock of the Stock Market After a Year of Turmoil”

The Impact of the Suez Canal Blockage on Global Trade

The blockage of the Suez Canal by the freighter Ever Green had just been freed at the time of this writing. The Suez Canal, a 120-mile man-made waterway in Egypt that connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea, is one of the most important pathways for international trade. It’s been operational since the late … Continue reading “The Impact of the Suez Canal Blockage on Global Trade”

Bonds still have a role in the COVID-19 Economic Recovery

The stock market is no place for the shy investor who prefers a low risk-return profile. The only certainty is that not even a 1,000-point pandemic nosedive can keep it down. The market’s steady comeback was expected, but experts were blind-sided by bond yields. Also, the recovery path is still uncertain. Even with increasing optimism … Continue reading “Bonds still have a role in the COVID-19 Economic Recovery”

How Much Will You Get From the New Child Tax Credit?

While many are rightfully focusing on the $1,400 stimulus payments that were guaranteed to most Americans with the recent passage of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Act, there are various other provisions and parts to the bill beyond the direct payments that are worth highlighting. In a recent post, we took a closer look at … Continue reading “How Much Will You Get From the New Child Tax Credit?”

COVID-19 Unemployment Fraud Costs Taxpayers $200 Billion

The federal government in the United States is spending more money now than at any other point in history. To the surprise of absolutely no one, a lot of those funds are being mismanaged. The California payout of over $11 billion in fraudulent unemployment claims was just the tip of the iceberg. One computer security … Continue reading “COVID-19 Unemployment Fraud Costs Taxpayers $200 Billion”


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