Alzheimer’s Higher Death Toll, Buddy Programs and Guide Dogs

April 22, 2014

According to a study recently published in the journal Neurology, the number of Americans who die as a result of Alzheimer’s disease has been vastly underestimated for years. New research indicates that…

Is Part-time the New Normal?

April 15, 2014

With continued sluggish unemployment reports, are we becoming a nation of part-time workers? A recent report from the U.S. Census of Agriculture revealed that more than half – 52 percent…

What’s Your Retirement Mission Statement?

April 8, 2014

Mission statements have long been a staple of corporate business strategies. They’re usually bland, jargon-filled platitudes that have been crafted, edited and revised ad nauseam by someone in the marketing…

Are You Financially Prepared for Retirement?

April 1, 2014

Remember when the most pressing matter on your mind was not retirement income, but rather what to do on Saturday nights? A recent survey found that Generation X — adults…

The January Barometer?

March 25, 2014

A market theory that has developed over the years is called the January barometer. The theory basically asserts that whatever happens in the financial markets in January is a precursor…

Paying for Healthcare, One Way or Another

March 18, 2014

Despite a rough start, enrollment in private health plans through The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as “Obamacare”) was at three million by the end of…

Olympi-nomics

March 11, 2014

In the wake of the recent Olympic winter games in Sochi, Russia, a number of economists have mounted theories linking success at Winter Olympics with economic development for participating countries.…

Tax Updates

March 4, 2014

As we enter tax season, many issues abound. Congress is back in session and, you never know, may at some point start discussing ideas for tax reform. Whether or not…

Happy Days Are Here Again…

February 25, 2014

What a difference a couple of years made — from challenging times in Europe to the plummet in domestic home values to unemployment approaching double digits. The economic recovery in…

Long-term Goals

February 18, 2014

One of the hallmarks of contemporary society is that we want everything right now. We can communicate 24/7 via text, phone, email, tweets and posts and wouldn’t dream of driving…

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