Everyone Is Talking About Bitcoin

  But when will the cryptocurrency bubble burst?  Investors are excited about bitcoin – perhaps too excited. Their fervor is easy to understand. On December 18, bitcoin closed at $17,566. Back on September 22, bitcoin was valued at only $3,603.1 Yes, you read that...

Before You Claim Social Security

  A few things you may want to think about before filing for benefits. Whether you want to leave work at 62, 67, or 70, claiming the retirement benefits you are entitled to by federal law is no casual decision. You will want to consider a few key factors first.  How...

Congress Passes the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

What will the near-term impact be?  On December 20, Congress passed the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, sending the final version of the GOP tax reform bill to President Trump’s desk. The legislation alters the Internal Revenue Code to a degree unseen since the 1980s,...

Fear Must Not Inhibit a Financial Strategy

Too often, it persuades investors to make questionable moves. Fear affects investors in two distinct ways. Every so often, a bulletin, headline, or sustained economic or market trend will scare them and make them question their investing approach. If they overreact to...

When Will the Business Cycle Peak?

As the recovery lengthens further, this is a natural question to ask.   This decade has brought a long economic rebound to many parts of America. As 2017 ebbs into 2018, some of the statistics regarding this comeback are truly impressive: *Payrolls have grown, month...