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The Newly Found, Lost Generation

The new crop of young adults who went to and graduated from college during the midst of the millennium’s economic decline should all be issued “I survived the recession,” tee shirts. There’s a lot resting on their shoulders now, and […]

Market and Economic Update

Just weeks after the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) reached a record high, the S&P 500 closed at a new high of 1,569.19 on Thursday, March 28 – four points above its previous record of 1,565.15 back in October of […]

Congress Hard at Work

For all the criticism received prior to the New Year, both houses in Congress seem to be in full swing working on legislation on a wide range of issues, from budget control to gun control.   As for the budget, […]

Good News Abounds in the Housing Market

In March, average fixed mortgage rates moved lower than in recent months. In fact, they actually average even lower than this time last year. That’s particularly good news in light of the pick-up in the residential real estate market. This […]

The Planning for Retirement Conundrum

In our personal lives, we approach large amounts of debt with a long-term timeframe. For example, the 30-year mortgage. So it stands to reason that the U.S. national debt – currently in the ballpark of $16.7 trillion – will require […]