03|04|2016

IRA or ROTH IRA?

You got a raise, paid off debt, and built an emergency reserve.  Now you want to start saving for retirement.  Should you choose an IRA or ROTH IRA?  The...

03|04|2016

4 Reasons to Not Leave Your 401K Behind

I worked at that place for 7 years.  They were always good to me.  Their 401K always did well for me.  I’ll just leave it there… NO!!! 401K Performance...

03|04|2016

3 Easy Budgeting Ideas

  Let’s face it, no one enjoys budgeting. It usually arises out of necessity. Here are a few keys to remember to help build a successful budget: Take a...

03|04|2016

Ebb and Flow…

As I’ve watched the markets ebb more than flow over the last week the head winds that tend to look so mild during good times have started to mount. ...

03|04|2016

Syria, China, and Japan… What about the U.S.???

In a week that brought diplomatic resolutions to the situation in Syria and great economic data out of China and Japan, the U.S. markets rallied while it had very...

03|04|2016

The week that wasn’t…

Many things happened this week; the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) delayed tapering, existing home sales rose to a recovery high, we saw Gold, Equities, and bonds rise in...

03|04|2016

Gov’t shutdown in a capitalist society, why are we worried?

I’ll tell you why we’re worried, a 4 week government shutdown is estimated to cost us nearly 1.5% in 4th quarter GDP.  A GDP that has already been hit...

03|04|2016

“Dear Washington, Please learn from history!”

In August of 2011 Washington allowed the Debt Ceiling to rise, but under much duress. It was felt they didn’t increase it enough, they waited too long, and the...

03|04|2016

Poli-nomics… At least that’s how it feels!

Lately I have felt like a political commentator as opposed to discussing the market’s activities; however it is necessary given the impact both the government shutdown and the debt...

03|04|2016

Total cost to the economy: $24,000,000,000.00

Sometimes it helps to see the zero’s that have been ripped out of our economy… The Government shutdown has come to an end, but it didn’t come without a...