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The Taxing Landscape of the IRS

By Megan | February 8, 2022 | Comments Off on The Taxing Landscape of the IRS

t seems that millions of taxpayers still have not received their tax refunds from 2020 and even 2019.1 A major reason is due to the defunding of the IRS. Between 2010…

Implications of Omicron

By Megan | February 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Implications of Omicron

The U.S. is in the emergent stages of the omicron variant of the coronavirus. However, we now have some experience in what this could mean moving forward, both for the…

American Conglomerates: Past, Present and Future

By Megan | January 25, 2022 | Comments Off on American Conglomerates: Past, Present and Future

Conglomerates are parent companies that own a number of large subsidiaries. They became popular back in the 1960s with corporations like ITT, LTV and GE, to name a few. In…

What’s Up With Inflation

By Megan | January 19, 2022 | Comments Off on What’s Up With Inflation

Inflation was already on the rise before we learned about the omicron variant. Now on top of supply-chain shortages and transportation disruptions, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell recently observed that…

The Investment Greats

By Megan | January 4, 2022 | Comments Off on The Investment Greats

Not surprisingly, some of the most notable investors in America founded well-known investment companies. For example, John Templeton, whom in 1999 “Money” magazine called “arguably the greatest global stock picker…

Low Supply Increases Demand

By Megan | January 3, 2022 | Comments Off on Low Supply Increases Demand

Across the board, we’re seeing the capitalist principles of supply and demand both drive and curb U.S. economic activity. As more people have emerged from their hermit-like existence throughout the…

The Rise of the Unicorn?

By Megan | January 3, 2022 | Comments Off on The Rise of the Unicorn?

This past August, close to 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs — the most ever in just one month (since the government began collecting data two decades ago).1 But there isn’t…

Outlook For Equities

By Megan | December 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Outlook For Equities

The general outlook for equities is positive toward the end of the year and into 2022. Stocks performed relatively well through the autumn earnings season and, as a general rule,…

America’s Seesaw Wealth

By Megan | December 15, 2021 | Comments Off on America’s Seesaw Wealth

It is interesting to evaluate how various economic events throughout time affect different demographics. For example, the 2007-2009 Great Recession saw higher losses in male-oriented jobs, such as construction and…

Single Finances

By Megan | December 7, 2021 | Comments Off on Single Finances

Pew Research Center reported that in 2019, about 38% of adults ages 25 to 34 in the U.S. were not married or living with a partner, up from 29% in…

Capitalism and Competition: Is it Working?

By Megan | December 2, 2021 | Comments Off on Capitalism and Competition: Is it Working?

In capitalism, all management, labor and profits are privately controlled. In a socialist economy, however, businesses are owned and run by the government, and the workers are employees of the…

Who’s Paying Higher Prices?

By Megan | November 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Who’s Paying Higher Prices?

You may have noticed higher prices on the things you buy regularly, like groceries and gas. However, many consumers may not realize that economic factors such as backed-up supply chains,…

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