Category Archives: Financial Planning

GOP’s Hidden 45.6% Tax Bracket For Wealthy is For Real

I don’t want to be a broken record on the subject of the new GOP tax reform proposal, especially after devoting my entire E-Letter to it on Tuesday. Yet there is one troubling aspect of the new tax plan that has come to light this week as analysts dug deeper into the details. That revelation,…

10 Best/Worst States For Making a Good Living in 2017

I ran across an interesting article back in June that ranked the 10 best and worst US states to live in for making a good living. I just haven’t had an opening to write about it until now, so here goes. The survey was conducted by MoneyRates.com and factored in state median salaries, state income…

America’s $1.3 Trillion Student Loan Debt Crisis

Here are some quick facts you may not know about our exploding student loan crisis: Student loan debt is now the second highest consumer debt category – behind only mortgage debt – and higher than both credit cards and auto loans. Let that sink in. There are more than 44 million student loan borrowers with…

More Americans Want to Downsize Homes Than Upsize

There is so much in the news of late that I really don’t know where to start today. There are so many hot topics I could discuss below. There’s the unprecedented media attacks on President Trump; the Obamacare repeal and replace issue; the economy which is in flux; the upcoming Fed meeting next week and…

Fed’s Yellen Turns Hawkish – Rate Hike As Early As March

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen appeared before Congress on Tuesday for the first day of her semiannual testimony on monetary policy. In a surprise to many, Yellen gave the markets a wake-up call — that the Fed is serious about raising interest rates three times this year, and possibly as early as the next Fed…